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A group of house Republicans gathered Tuesday on Capitol Hill to Express their anger over two proposed bills that would.of their Democratic colleagues, which, if passed, dramatically Federal gun laws tighten
The Republican legislators who were accompanied by a group of Second Amendment advocates, sharply criticized the two bills – HR 8 and HR-1112 – as “ineffective” and far exaggerated actions would ultimately lead to the weapons seized, the lawful owner.
“This law puts law-abiding citizens to criminals and it is another step in the direction of federalized gun registration and ultimately gun confiscation,” Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Ga., the house minority whip, said. “That is the intention, many of the people who this bill for a long time. You want real gun control, and this is the first step, and certainly not the last.”
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Scalise was a victim of armed violence, when he was severely wounded by a gunman who opened fire, while the legislators were practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in June 2017.
HR 8, which was approved borders by the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month in a 23-15 vote along the party, would be the scope of the Federal government’s background to expand the controls, and almost all of the purchasers of firearms to undergo to a background check – even if you bought them at a gun show, online or in a private transaction. HR 1112, which would have to wait on the Committee 21-14, arms dealer to 10 days to receive answers to check on a background.
The bills were introduced a day before the one-year anniversary of the mass shootings that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
“Although we know that the issue of gun violence will not be corrected overnight, there are steps that Congress can, and must, to him,” Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-NY, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement. “Closing loopholes in the current background-check system are long-overdue legislative measures to help address this national crisis.”
While a handful of records from house Republicans in support of HR-8 – including Rep. Peter King of New York – the vast majority of GOP lawmakers opposed to the legislation.
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“To be honest, HR said-8 takes the fears and concerns of a nation about gun violence and to commit a fraud,” Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., on Tuesday said. “You are in the hunt for the victim to help you, allegedly, try, by a bill, that it will not help them. Through the constant education of the masses-violent instances, such as schools and theaters, and other. You say, that will help.The reality is nothing in this bill would have stopped parkland, and nothing in this account of the violence that we have seen would have stopped.”
The invoices are set to the part of the Democrats for the efforts to move since retaking control of the house quickly, to combat gun violence and they appear to pass through the lower house of Congress. The legislation, however, is likely to be a quick end to the meeting, if it lands in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Fox News College Connected Benno Kass contributed reporting to this piece.