You can’t use legislation to keep bad guys from getting guns.
But that’s exactly what House Democrats are trying to do.
Back from Summer vacation, they’ve passed a bill to expand background checks for firearms purchases.
Democrat leaders in the House and Senate wrote to President Trump to insist on his “personal intervention.”
This is when, unlike Walmart, the GOP-led Senate needs to stand strong.
You and I, law-abiding citizens, cannot simply walk into a store and buy a gun.
Every single firearm purchase I have made at a store, whether of a hunting rifle, shotgun, or handgun, has required a background check.
And it took enough time where I would leave, run some errands, and come back later that day.
Democrats do not understand gun laws. They do not respect your right to own a gun. And they will look for any crack in the door to take your rights away.
That’s why it’s incredibly dangerous to allow them to go down this slippery slope of gun control.
Bad guys do not care what the laws are.
Susan Ferrechio explains the new push by Congressional Democrats in The Washington Examiner:
Congressional Democrats, back Monday from the summer recess, are urging Republicans to take up a House-passed bill to expand background checks for firearm purchases.
House and Senate Democratic leaders wrote to President Trump to insist that his “personal intervention is needed” to help usher background check legislation through the GOP-led Senate.
Democrats also planned a 3 p.m. press conference in the Capitol Monday to demand the Senate take up the measure, and they are planning a gun violence forum Tuesday “on the urgent need for Senate action” on the bill.
The three-pronged approach is aimed at pressuring Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to bring the House bill to the floor for a vote. Republicans have long been reluctant to back new gun control measures that might be rejected by the conservative base and are opposed by powerful gun lobby groups.
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