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Article Date: January 2019
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House Introduces Legislation Tightening Background Checks

Five Democrats and five Republicans introduced a bill that will require background checks on almost every sale of a gun, including private sales in most instances, fulfilling a campaign pledge to make gun rights a central issue over the next two years even as the bill faces almost certain oblivion in the Senate and a Presidential veto. The bill is likely to pass the House in the first 100 days with some support from Republicans. While largely symbolic at this point, the legislation is intended to put vulnerable Republicans in a tight spot going into the next election by forcing ... Log in to view full article.


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