BREAKING: House Passes Bill to Criminalize Private Transfers, Sales

Join the fight... AGAINST THIS BILL!!! (Photo: Pelosi/Facebook)

The House passed H.R. 8 today.  Known as the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019,” the bill mandates background checks be performed on all gun transfers and sales, including firearm purchases made privately, whether it be online or at gun shows.  Under the current federal law, only licensed gun dealers are required to conduct a background check.

There are some exceptions.  The bill does not apply to firearm transfers between close relatives, and allows a firearm to be loaned to someone using it at a shooting range or for the purposes of hunting and trapping, unless there is a reason to suspect the gun will be used in a crime or that the person receiving the gun is prohibited from possessing the gun under state or federal law.  A temporary transfer of a gun is also allowed in situations where it is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm.

The bill passed mainly along party lines by a vote of 240-190.

At a press conference ahead of its passage, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Mike Thompson, D-California, stated that expanded background checks would “help save lives.”  He also criticized how difficult it was to get a gun control vote during the past eight years when the House was controlled by the Republicans.

“We were not able to get a single hearing or have a single vote in the House under the last majority.  It’s a new day,” Thompson said.

The bill had minor GOP support in the House.  Five Republicans co-sponsored the measure.  However, in the end, only eight Republicans crossed party lines to support the bill.

Most Republicans criticized the bill, arguing that if it is passed into law, the bill would prevent law-abiding citizens from having access to firearms.

A prominent opponent of the bill is Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, who currently serves as the House minority whip.

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“I’m proud to work with the NRA to oppose these gun control bills they are bringing to the Capitol — H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112,” Scalise said in a video he tweeted before the vote.  “Both of these bills will strongly infringe upon the rights of law-abiding citizens to buy and ultimately share their own guns.”

Chris W. Cox, the executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, issued the following response to the passage of H.R. 8.

“This extreme gun control bill will make criminals out of law-abiding Americans.  It will also make it harder for good people to defend themselves and their families.  Criminals, on the other hand, will continue to get their firearms the way they always have — through the black market, theft, and straw purchases.  Forcing more government paperwork and additional fees on good people trying to exercise a constitutional right will do nothing to make Americans safer.  On behalf of our members and supporters, the National Rifle Association will continue to fight to preserve the constitutionally protected right to self-defense,” Cox said.

Although passed by the House, it is unlikely that the bill will make it through the Republican-controlled Senate.  Even if it did, a statement from the White House opposing the bill indicates that President Trump would likely veto the measure if it were presented for his signature.

A second gun control bill, H.R. 1112, which would increase the number of days (from three to ten business days) a firearms dealer must wait for a federal background check to be completed before proceeding with the sale or transfer is scheduled to be taken up by the House on Thursday.  Stay tuned for updates.

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About the author: John Thomas is a U.S. Navy veteran, and a former prosecutor and defense attorney with over 20 years of experience in state and federal courts. He has handled everything from traffic tickets to first-degree murder cases and is a long-time supporter of Second Amendment rights and the rights of individuals to defend themselves, their families and their property.

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  • alan smith March 8, 2019, 9:21 am

    Which mass shooting would this bill have prevented, Parkland?, Las Vegas?. Sandy Hook?. Orlando Gay Club?. Southerlans Springs Church?, San Bernardino?, Fort Hood?, Aurora Colorado?, Washington Navy yard?, Pittsburgh synagogue?, Santa Fe High School? Can ANYONE tell us?

  • Floyd March 4, 2019, 3:51 pm

    The second amendment was put in place so the people would always be able to rise against the Government! The founders write extensively about it. The commies try to pervert the meaning the same way some try to reinterpret the bible . In both instance what was written is what was meant! I in courage all to read the federalist papers explains it very well. Gun control is disarmament because the left knows the day is coming when the people will take arms!

  • Steve March 2, 2019, 7:50 pm

    Anyone watch the movie the patriot ? What would have happened had the farmers and common people had not had weapons ?

  • Jonathan Brix Gustavson March 2, 2019, 5:37 pm

    So, next time how bout naming the Republicans who jumped ship?!
    Duh

    • alan smith March 8, 2019, 9:24 am

      Great suggestion. Lets Google it!

    • alan smith March 8, 2019, 9:28 am

      Jonathan Brix Gustavson, great suggestion. Lets Google it!

  • Bones March 2, 2019, 4:45 pm

    Trumps a criminal..he’s not getting re elected…this bill doesn’t change anything you puss***…grow a set and deal with reality..gun owners are in the minority..that’s eaxctly how things work no matter how much your sissy as*** cry about it..feel lucky your able to have what you have..in reality the 2 nd amendment only provides the right to bear arms nothing else….period

    • AJ March 3, 2019, 9:23 pm

      The bill of rights was written the way it was (in broad terms) to ensure that future government’s could not limit them. The 2A is no different. Every single piece of gun legislation infringes on that right. Jefferson made it clear that a person’s criminal history waived their rights as well.. why don’t you learn some history instead of trolling.

      Our rights are not up for negotiation. Period.

    • Hondo March 5, 2019, 7:16 am

      You’re quite the clown, I’m sure your on some watch list with your unhinged rants.

      Grow up if you expect to included in the conversation with adults.

    • alan smith March 8, 2019, 9:29 am

      Bones, other than being totally wrong about Trump and being ignorant about the facts, what is your point and what do you want? See my other post asking which shootings this law would have prevented.

  • gary gore March 2, 2019, 4:16 pm

    Derek, you are a total dick. I would hope I could whip your ass and would welcome the opportunity. Marine from 74 -78. Gary Gore, come and see me pal. I have to ask have you actually done ANYTHING????

  • MJB March 2, 2019, 12:29 pm

    Gun control solves nothing it only handicaps the law abiding. This is what you get when you vote for crazycrats, just ask the state of IL. It’s been run by crazycrats for years and it is a total failure in every respect especially economically and socially. It’s the tail wagging the dog with Chitown and it’s corruption calling the shots.

    • Bones March 2, 2019, 4:19 pm

      MJB…you don’t know what the fu** your talking about..period…

      • Hondo March 5, 2019, 3:51 pm

        He is spot on you mental midget , how about you STFU already since you seem to be the biggest imbecile in this conversation.

        How about you educate yourself before you start flapping your moronic mouth.

        If you’re a legal gun owner ( which I doubt ) you should be looked at a little more closely by a few alphabet agencies.

    • Bones March 2, 2019, 4:24 pm

      I’m a gun owner!! ..just like all you chumps…and guess what ?…I’m not scared like you puss***…..big deal ..these laws mean sh**…I can still get what I want…and so can you..quit your sissy a** whining and deal with reality like a grown up..molon labe !

      • Mike V March 4, 2019, 10:00 am

        Sure, if you’re willing to risk 10 years bunking with bubba, who loves personal intimacy…or death.
        I would rather we fight politically to preserve our rights first. Will it be enough, maybe not.
        It’s entirely logical that we bitch this out first before having to deliberately break the law.

  • Frank March 2, 2019, 9:36 am

    The threat of these Democrats to abridge the freedoms of our constitution is far worse then the actual gun violence they are trying to resolve. On the other hand, if one is trying to direct America to the same playing field as Europe’s socialistic views, I guess this would be the first step. A failing idea and attempt by the Democratic party.

  • Brian March 2, 2019, 3:12 am

    This will not make it into law. “Ahead of” for “before”?! Now that I’d vote to ban except in private between relatives, where no one says it…

  • KEN March 2, 2019, 2:47 am

    I know I”ll get ripped on this comment. I do not have any issue on a ffl transfer to a friend, family or anyone else. This will keep me out of the interrogation room if someone used a firearm that I once owned during a crime when not in my ownership. There is and will probably not ever be and able too keep criminals hands off of firearms. Happy range day for everyone!

    • Scotty Gunn March 2, 2019, 6:12 pm

      Short sighted comment. Think a little deeper. The government wants to make sure every transaction goes through them. That way they know about it, and who the buyers are-and how often. Plus, they can shut it off anytime they want. Then no transactions will be allowed.

  • Zupglick March 1, 2019, 11:27 pm

    Aunt Nasty is just afraid of everyone except the illegals who do the gardening on her immorally walled estate in Napa Valley.

  • Dave March 1, 2019, 11:19 pm

    Illegal and worthless article! Unconstitutional to take away guns or cause difficulty in the purchase of guns. All citizens without guns will be controlled by those who have them. ONLY AN IDIOT WOULD WANT THIS! To those who formulated this idea….Bite Me!

  • Beachhawk March 1, 2019, 7:13 pm

    The House Democrats can pass whatever silly gun control law they can dream up, but that bill will be dead on arrival as soon as it hits the Senate floor. It won’t even come up for a vote. The further left the Democrats move, the more likely the Republicans will be to retaking the House and re-electing Donald Trump.

    • Ones March 2, 2019, 4:36 pm

      Ahhh..Donald Chumps a criminal..he WILL not be re-elected..didn’t mean to pop your sissy a** cherry

  • pete March 1, 2019, 5:01 pm

    LOL, several states have universal background checks. The checks stop thousands of bad sales every year in my state, making it just a little harder for crooks to get guns. And the world did not collapse when the checks became mandatory. We still are awash in guns, just like you all want!

  • Robb March 1, 2019, 4:57 pm

    Pass all the laws they want. Like , Maine, Connecticut, New York with the AR illegal laws, WE WILL NOT COMPLY. They will never void the Constitution’s 2nd Amendment. Screw em.

  • JOHN T. FOX March 1, 2019, 4:51 pm

    LETS PASS A LAW STATING THAT CONGRESSMAN MUST WAIT 10 DAYS BEFORE SEEING A DR, EATING LUNCH, OR GETTING IN A VEHICLE. ALL OF WHICH ARE DANGEROUS WEAPONS!

    • Ronald March 6, 2019, 11:36 pm

      U r right

  • Patrick March 1, 2019, 4:39 pm

    Are the feds going to give the FBI NICS phone number to everyone who might want to transfer a gun? How many more bureaucrats will they have to hire? When Canadians were faced with a gun registry law, they began to attempt to register grease guns, squirt guns, hot melt glue guns. Pranksters will have a field day. This will be the ultimate test of Donald Trump’s resolve. After the bump-stock fiasco, I’m not fully confident.

  • Jeffrey Crawford March 1, 2019, 3:21 pm

    I have written to several people including John kasich’s office, that all they need to do is put a red F down in the corner of ones driver’s license for felon. Instant background check.
    ( TOO EASY ) .
    If they were worried about saving lives, why did they pass Obamacare? Why did they vote this abortion bill ? Democrats are absolute liars.

  • Jeffrey Crawford March 1, 2019, 2:56 pm

    I have written to several people including John kasich’s office, that all they need to do is put a red F down in the corner of ones driver’s license for felon. Instant background check.
    ( TOO EASY ) .

  • Don Richardson March 1, 2019, 2:21 pm

    This is simply one more step toward disarming the law abiding citizens. It worked for the NAZI’s in the 1930’s and for dozens of other countries. They make it sound good, it’s for your safety, it’s for the children, etc. They mislead and lie until those who are not paying attention to the details vote it in. Once only government officials and other criminals possess guns, the oppressed masses will be crushed, their money and other assets will be strictly for the benefit of the government. Look at Venezuela. Wake up. Maduros recently shipped 15 tons (yup, 30,000 pounds) of gold to the UAE for safekeeping. Do ya suppose that was his allowance? Nope, that was essentially stolen from the citizens of Venezuela. Wake up or we are next.

  • Rsnake45 March 1, 2019, 2:20 pm

    the Dems have gone off the deep end. restricting gun transfers between ordinary law abiding citizens will not reduce the gun violence. criminals won’t buy a gun to commit a crime they will steal it so it is not traced back to them

    are the Dems ready for another Civil War? it certainly won’t be like the 1861 – 1865 version
    dems need to get their heads out of their a*s and approach the problem from a logical standpoint. I don’t always want to keep a gun I have bought or I might want to trade for another I like better. We should not be restricted with our 2nd amendment rights. If they would take the partisian politics out of their decisions and work for the people they could devise solutions that work, but the Dems are in lock step with the leadership and do not have the intestinal fortitude to break ranks and do what they are in congress to do (work for the citizens of this country)

    Wake up America we need to vote these insane people out of office. use your vote to instill in the politicians that they work for the citizens, not for their financial gains. I can’t recall in recent times a politician who was not wealthy when he left congress. term limits, mandatory retirement for judges, work schedule for elected officials, no politicking for better office while still holding an elected job, border security, immigration reform, protect the borders (build the wall)

    vote republican in 2020 they are not perfect but the other side is insane

  • Frank Romo March 1, 2019, 1:52 pm

    I’m sure all gangbangers are scared beyond belief…these selfserving idiots think they’ve done something, what a joke!

  • Brian March 1, 2019, 12:59 pm

    When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns. I for one have no problem becoming an outlaw as they are a highly protected class of people under the Democratic/Communist agenda. The really sad aspect of this though is the fact that many more LEO’s are going to be faced by armed patriots who have now been turned into criminals and are unwilling to bend to the Democrats wishes that they give up their Second Amendment rights peacefully. Are they ready to pay the price for the Democratic agenda these worthless politicians are trying to ram down the throats of previously law-abiding citizens?

    • Robb March 1, 2019, 5:00 pm

      Exactly. Will they KILL citizens using the excuse “….its my job”. If they do, I hope they are ready to go home in a body bag.

  • Ray Atkinson March 1, 2019, 11:12 am

    I am retired state and federal police officer of 40 years service, mostly in the drug enforcement., and never have I seen such a rape of the constitution, Its a criminal act for traitors…These Democrats don’t give spit about the deaths of children in schools, or the public, they are only self serving for votes..We should call on the honest democrats of this country who hunt and fish and participate in shooting sport activity to take a stand against such behavior. God save our nation, don’t allow it to become a dictatorship, when that happens, the democrats will then pee down their leg and whine for us to save them..Its happened over and over as history repeats itself..This kind of litigation will create a country that allows a cartel to take over the government, all you have to do is take a look at what its done to Mexico, as disarmed citizens isn’t going to protest violence and stand his ground..We will get what we reap..

    • Robb March 1, 2019, 5:03 pm

      History only repeats itself because MANKIND is to STUPID and full of self pride to LEARN FROM HIS MISTAKES. “F” the human race. We are nothing but a virus in the Petrie Dish.

  • John White March 1, 2019, 11:12 am

    The Republicans said ” The bill, if passed would prevent law- abiding citizens from having access to guns” It’s just the opposite. The bill only wants law-abiding citizens to have guns. Republicans on this issue are bought and paid for from lobbyists, The NRA and supported by like thinking boxes of rocks in the congress.

    • Scott Smith March 1, 2019, 1:35 pm

      Behold the modern day Torie.
      America has always had traitors in our midst.
      In the current political environment they have crawled out from under their rocks.
      A commie for mommy will once again be the cry…

      Long Live The Republic!

      • Robb March 1, 2019, 5:06 pm

        Long live it will. For when the traitors make their move, once again the will be “…A GUN BEHIND EVERY BLADE OF GRASS”. Bring it fools.

    • Scott Smith March 1, 2019, 1:37 pm

      Behold the modern day Torie.
      America has always survived with traitors in our midst.

      Long Live The Republic!

    • Renaldo March 1, 2019, 1:48 pm

      For those who don’t understand the Anti-American Left, the dummycRATS Never want anything to benefit this Great Country. They only want to destroy our Constitution and take away our Guaranteed Rtghts under it. The dummycRATS used to like America back in the 50’s but turned on Our Country while they Bred during the 60’s and more recent times. They won’t be happy until we are all Equal… When NONE of us have anything at all!!

      • william dunlap March 1, 2019, 7:12 pm

        YOU SURE GOT THAT RITE. LOOK AT HOW THE LAST PRESIDENT TRANSLATED THE CONSTITUTION TO BENEFIT HIMSELF & THE DUMACRATS.

    • Alex March 1, 2019, 2:14 pm

      Miss White, stop writing crap!
      The only reason the Demoncraps want this bill passed is so that they will know owns fierearms, their types, and numbers. It brings the Demoncraps one step closer to full firearms registration and eventually confiscation, because they will know exactly who has them and what they own.
      The only good communist, is a dead one, that that’s what it’ll have to come down to, eventually.
      Our forefathers would have shot or hanged any son bitch that would have dared try any shit like this. We have grown soft as a people/nation, and that will eventually cost us our freedom, which will only be regained with much blood and tears.

    • Matt March 1, 2019, 3:40 pm

      You obviously have not read this bill. It does nothing to keep guns out of the hands of the criminal element in this nation. Therefore it does not reduce gun crime. But it does make criminals out of law abiding citizens that want to exercise their rights under the Constitution to keep and bear arms to protect their life the lives of their family and others. It does nothing to help law enforcement remove guns from those peoples hands who would use them in a criminal enterprise. It doesn’t even do anything to prevent a mass shooting. It’s just another attempt by Democrats to interfere with the person who have a desire to abide by the law. An impediment in the life of those that love this nation and honor it’s Constitution as the law of the land.

      I would challenge you to go read this bill. Then, if you can be objective, come back and tell me where I am wrong.

    • Sam March 3, 2019, 8:30 pm

      You forget, John, somewhere in this great country of ours, is a law that you have broken, today.

  • Marvin James March 1, 2019, 11:11 am

    I don’t think these liberal clowns will stop unless we do something to put a stop to it. Take away there tax exempt status as well as special interests.

    • Robb March 1, 2019, 5:08 pm

      We could just BEAT some sense into them. Its only a misdemeanor 😉

  • John Rogers March 1, 2019, 10:44 am

    The title is click-bait. Private transfers are not “criminalized”, or prohibited. They have just added another layer of BS to wade through in order to buy a gun from a private individual.

    How many people will just ignore this law? Plenty, I’m sure.

    • SayNoToGunControl March 1, 2019, 11:58 am

      I don’t think you understand what private transfers means, truly. Not only does it mean loaning a gun to a family member or friend for legal purposes (sporting, hunting) but it also means the private transfer of guns through sales to strangers.
      Yes, it criminalizes and legally prohibits private sales of you personal property.

      • Robb March 1, 2019, 5:11 pm

        Do you really think any of us care if they make that illegal ?

      • AJ March 4, 2019, 11:31 pm

        It will also mean transfers through inheritance. This means you wouldn’t be able to transfer your firearms in your will…

        This will be the first step towards a national registry.

  • Robert J. Lucas March 1, 2019, 10:04 am

    Anti-constitutionalist’s sense of morality is situational, based on incident and emotion, instead of rooted in God’s word and law.
    Anti-constitutionalist’s stand for nothing. The situation determines their support for an issue and their emotions rule, not reason and rationality.
    Moreover, they recognize the contradiction, but still cling to their situational justice. Situational justice is the tool of dictators, tyrants, despots, and unjust, unrighteous monarchs. It has no place in a free constitutional republic. In which the United States of America is……………….

  • Douglas Pope March 1, 2019, 9:59 am

    Everyone claims Ignorant liberals , WRONG , 80% of the incumbent canidates we’re re-elected . Whose the dummy .

  • Bruce House March 1, 2019, 9:52 am

    I will not allow the Dem.’s to take or limit my 2nd amendment rights to a crawl ! We the people need to stand foe our rights! Don’t let the left bully you. You should be in control of your rights as they are written and if there suppose to be a change it is up to all of us to vote to change the law not just a few Dem. senators pushing young adults that don’t even have a life experiences to make a decision! Don’t lower the age of voting! We as Americans need to do whats right for the country as our founders designed! Socialism wasn’t in there plans and it shouldn’t be in ours!

    • Nicholas March 1, 2019, 2:39 pm

      So very true and well said to the TEE

  • Mark March 1, 2019, 9:31 am

    Propose a bill that states; whenever a crime involving a firearm is committed, if a federal, state or local politician’s constituent district, supported legislation to infringe on citizen’s 2nd amendment rights, that politician should be held accountable and culpable as participating in violation of the civil right guaranteed under the second amendment.

    Yeah…I know, good luck. But that seems fair to me.

  • Jorge Garcia March 1, 2019, 9:27 am

    These are sad times for this great nation, I am from a communist country and have seen first hand what this does to the infrastructure of hard working people. Only thing I really lament is working hard and investing in this great nation for 47 years just to see a group of self centered childish egotistical bunch of morons send it down the path of communism. Talk about Dejavu. Please pray for this nations few intelligent leaders, because the alternative is as clear as looking at the nations, and third world countries that went down this path. DOG SAVE US ALL

  • Michael A. Brodine March 1, 2019, 8:53 am

    In light of a growing Socialist movement in USA more tools, like gun laws, will be used to enslave the opposition like pro American Patriots. Any gun law should target criminals not compile citizen gun data that can be used against lawful citizens

  • Derek March 1, 2019, 8:45 am

    If you follow the teachings of our Lord, you’d be a bleeding heart liberal too. You can’t be a Christian and a Republican, pick one.

    • The Bearded Pretender March 1, 2019, 10:02 am

      Idiot Alert!

    • Big John March 1, 2019, 10:03 am

      In that case I’ll be a Christian Conservative. It’s been my observation that Republicans lack a strong backbone, must be due to a lack of faith.

    • Dane March 1, 2019, 10:21 am

      Your comment makes no sense to me.

      • Derek March 1, 2019, 5:20 pm

        Then turn the other cheek. Apart from “render unto Ceasar…” I Don’t see anything our Lord said that wasn’t liberal and socialist. I’m a gun owning Democrat but I’ll happily hand them all in if it becomes law.

        • AJ March 4, 2019, 11:36 pm

          “Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.”

          Luke 22:36

          Better go back to Sunday school moron.

          • alan smith March 8, 2019, 9:36 am

            Derek, it’s pretty unanimous, you ARE an idiot.

    • Joseph March 1, 2019, 10:55 am

      How hypocritical of you! If you are a true Christian, I don\’t see how you can be nothing other than a republican.
      Just as the \”so called separation of Church and State\”; you can\’t be a Christian and separate the two. Would the Lord advocate killing infants in the womb? The Lord does not act on emotions and neither the Father, rather on His commandments and ordinances; not one\’s feelings. Everything the Lord did on earth was at the behest of what The Father will was. The Lord showed compassion when someone was wronged according to the definition of His love.
      Criminalizing innocent law abiding citizens and yet an illegal be let loose for doing the same thing is not justice; it\’s like the Lord being crucified and put to death though innocent. Your ideology of what the Lord professed and taught is convoluted.
      May God bless and teach you.

    • OlCrustyVet March 1, 2019, 10:56 am

      Libtard Alert.
      The SHORT BUS has arrived.

    • Jesse March 1, 2019, 11:31 am

      Derek,
      I believe your turned around in this statement… The reason is because if You ever read the bible it teaches us about sin, and how God hates sin… even the gay agenda, adultery, full term abortions, just as a few examples and any liberal theory that will undermine the constitution of the United States of America… We are slowly turning into a Socialist/communist Government via the Democratic party… They do no care for their constituents only votes to stay in power. They make laws that only protect themselves and those whom support their agenda. So, IF they can disarm us in the future we are no better of than the Russian under Stalin, The Jews in Germany, The Chinese under Mao in the 50’s and 60’s and other various dictators that rule under communism. America will be a third world country just like Venezuela if we keep on going in this direction, Please review your biblical history and history on world WW1 and WW2… we fought in these wars against this type of Governing power….
      Take Care,
      Jesse

    • Jesse March 1, 2019, 11:32 am

      Derek,
      I believe your turned around in this statement… The reason is because if You ever read the bible it teaches us about sin, and how God hates sin… even the gay agenda, adultery, full term abortions, just as a few examples and any liberal theory that will undermine the constitution of the United States of America… We are slowly turning into a Socialist/communist Government via the Democratic party… They do no care for their constituents only votes to stay in power. They make laws that only protect themselves and those whom support their agenda. So, IF they can disarm us in the future we are no better of than the Russian under Stalin, The Jews in Germany, The Chinese under Mao in the 50\’s and 60\’s and other various dictators that rule under communism. America will be a third world country just like Venezuela if we keep on going in this direction, Please review your biblical history and history on world WW1 and WW2… we fought in these wars against this type of Governing power….
      Take Care,
      Jesse

    • SamM March 1, 2019, 2:32 pm

      So the left has the moral high ground? What about abortion? If you truly are a Christian you cannot support abortion. Most Republicans are against abortion. Start thinking for yourself, Derek. The truth is that you can’t be a Christian and a democrat. Abortion is the face of the democratic party.

    • Stephen Rohr March 1, 2019, 4:13 pm

      I am a Christian, and I’m a life-long Republican as well. And by the way, you are not my lord so don’t speak for him as you don’t have the right.

    • MIKE OKELLY March 1, 2019, 7:52 pm

      YOU CAN BE BOTH

  • Edward Sperring March 1, 2019, 8:43 am

    they call themselves college educated people. they cant possibly think this is going to fix gun violence. im convinced that theycant control the bad guy so the hurt the good guy.im ashamed of this country to allow these buffoons call themselves politicians. president trump should build a wall but around Washington dc and throw in some news stations. because how many politicians have been involved in corruption and go to jail and still keep their pensions medical coverage . thieves and liars in thousand dollar suits everyone one of them millionaires or about to be because of their new found piggy bank called the taxpayers.

    • John White March 1, 2019, 11:27 am

      Ed, Just some facts about corrupt politicians in Washington.

      Since 1965 The Democrats have been in power 26 years. They have had

      3 indictments
      1 conviction
      1 prison sentence

      Republicans have been in power 28 years since 1965 and they have had

      120 indictments
      89 convictions
      34 prison sentences

      So when you refer to criminals and corruption in our congress and the president you must be referring to Republicans?

      • Sarah E Meyers March 1, 2019, 7:52 pm

        Could those #’s be so high on the Republicans, because the Dems do a swell job on covering up crimes by their own – they have been excelling in this criminality for over 50 years. The dems circle the wagons, and sweep crimes under the “big, dirty government rug”. Gov Northum of Virginia, and his sexual abuser, Attorney General. And, let’s not forget Attorney General Keith Ellison, MN, for abusing a woman. And, the biggest criminal of all, Hillary Clinton! Good cover ups, dems!!

      • D.L. Clementson March 3, 2019, 4:44 pm

        Excellent point. The comments claim the Dems are stupid but when it comes to breaking the law they claim they’re smart enough to get away with it. Nobody wants to discuss the criminal and unconstitutional acts of the republican party or there current leader, Mr. Chump. I’m both a Vet and a gun owner and I’m not affiliated with either Party. I’m tired of the communist leaning NRA of which I was a member starting back in 1968 and I’m over the BS that we put up with for 8 years during the Obama administration; “Oh he’s going to take our guns away”, that was 8 years of wasted energy. The fact is that we all have a right to keep and bear arms and if your wonderful and caring republicans really wanted to do something about protecting those rights why didn’t they do something when they had complete control in Washington, huh, answer me that question. Screw them all and try and find something meaningful to vent your anger on because this topic has gotten old and because you keep running around in circles over gun rights while the real dangers to our way of life are being perfected by these ba**ards right in front of you every day.

  • Rob March 1, 2019, 8:20 am

    The Supreme Courts job is to rule, according to the Constitution, not to rule according to their interpretation, of the Constitution!

  • Scott Kayel March 1, 2019, 8:17 am

    AMEN BROTHER

  • Rob March 1, 2019, 8:11 am

    Nancy Pelosi is a walking, stuttering, antiquated, peacock! The DNC is such an embarrassment and they are too stupid to realize it!
    This, and any other attempts to take away our right to keep and bear arms is redundant! It is a total waste of time! Who is going to know if I trade a rifle, for a riding mower, or if I sell a pistol to a friend? If The Supreme Court follows the Constitution, it’s clear as a bell, “Shall not be infringed!” If the Supreme Court, follows the Constitution, on one issue, they must follow the Constitution on every issue!
    Every elected Politician, swears an Oath, to uphold and abide by the Constitution, any attempt to alter the Constitution, is a violation of the Oath of Office! The DNC is a Criminal Organization, they have committed Treason, more times than you can count! Knowingly supporting a Coup, plotted by a Domestic Terrorist, to elelect a foreign born candidate for POTUS is Treason! Bill Ayers parents put a foreign student through Harvard, the student is listed by Harvard, as Kenya Born, and Indonesia Raised, the students name is Barrack Hussein Obama jr.
    HRC, did not legally, win the DNC Presidential nomination election, The DNC gave HRC, and BHO, the “green-light” to rig, their own party’s, Presidential nomination election! Fraudulent President Obama sent teams of lawyers to Israel, to interfere with the Israeli, Presidential election! Israel is our most dedicated, and cherished, ally! These acts by a United States Political Party, are justification for disbandment!

  • Jerry Jones March 1, 2019, 8:09 am

    “I, __________ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

    Words, Oaths, and HONOR mean NOTHING to Leftist Democrats…….I can almost Puke every time I hear one of them utter the word “Morality”.

    • John White March 1, 2019, 11:37 am

      Jerry, Some facts about “morality” and respect for the constitution

      Since 1965 the Democrats have been in power for 26 years. There have been

      3 indictments
      1 conviction
      1 prison sentence

      Republicans, since 1965, 28 year in power and,

      120 indictments
      89 convictions
      34 prison sentences

      So, If you “puke” try not to get any on yourself.

      • Larry Hasbro March 1, 2019, 10:13 pm

        John your a typical liberal idiot. You fail to exhibit false facts. STOP LISTENING OR WATCHING CNN!!! REPUBS WHO ARE BALL LESS ARE IN FEAR OF GOING AFTER DEMS.. CURRENTLY THERES 5 LAWSUITS GOING TO THE COURTS ON OBAMA.
        1) FAST N’ FURIOUS
        2) OBAMAS PALLETS OF CASH DELIVERED AT IRANS
        3) CLINTONS TRANFERS OF URANIUM
        4) $1 BILLION UNACCOUNTED FOR ON OBAMAS ADMINISTRATION. MISAPPROPRIATION OF GOV’T FUNDS
        OBAMA ENLISTING A GOV’T AGAENCY (F.B.I.) TO SPY ON
        A- AMERICAN
        B- ILLEGALLY SPYING ON A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN PARTY. ALL 5 ARE GAINING HUGES AMOUNTS OF HEAD WAY IN THE COURTS. JOHNNY EDUCATE YOURSELF ON CURRENT EVENS STOP USING ARTIFICIAL stats for propaganda purposes.

        • D.L. Clementson March 3, 2019, 4:51 pm

          Talk about using false stats back up your comments with some case #’s. I’d like to confirm these cases and who brought them in the first place.

      • Zupglick March 1, 2019, 11:33 pm

        Just shows there are more Democrat liars (oops) I mean lawyers.

        • D.L. Clementson March 3, 2019, 4:51 pm

          I thought Cohen was a republican……..

  • Robert Riley March 1, 2019, 8:02 am

    Make retiring age in the House 67.

  • srsquidizen March 1, 2019, 7:56 am

    Can you say “political stunt” boys and girls?

    Why else waste millions of taxpayers’ dollars (that’s what it costs in bureaucratic salaries, benefits and admin costs to herd any bill of any major consequence through Congress) on a stupid bill that obviously won’t stop any criminal AND doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of passage once it leaves the House? The only reason I can think of is to get “free” (to them) media attention lavished on Dems by the liberal press.

    Doing THAT, not selling a gun to your hunting buddy, is something that should be made a criminal act!

    • JJS2 March 2, 2019, 9:26 am

      I fear that this is just a baby step. If passed, how can this law be effectively enforced without a baseline list of “who owns what”?

      I trust that this President would veto the Bill, but this Congress is worrisome.

  • Dale Lemon March 1, 2019, 7:53 am

    Capital Punishment for tried and found guilty criminals, and any Senator or Congressman that stands in the way! Maybe if we had Capital Punishment for Drug Runners and illegals we wouldn’t need a WALL.

    • OlCrustyVet March 1, 2019, 11:03 am

      Dale Lemon, that’s how it should be, Brother.

  • Fred35 March 1, 2019, 7:42 am

    Some where in this they should have give the Republicans names that voted for this.
    I’m not radical, or a gun nut but I’ve been shooting since I was a child my father, ex military, taught me and my sister how to safely handle a gun and how to shoot.
    We didn’t learn to shoot for sport, but because we were poor and we hunted ,during the season ,for food for the year. Things have changed and my financial standing is a lot better.
    I WILL ALWAYS OWN A GUN. I wish they wouldn’t make me a criminal over it. It is a way of life that I refuse to surrender.

    • Rick March 1, 2019, 11:21 am

      There is a video on YouTube that gives the Rep turncoats names. I think its by Guns n gadgets. but if you search the topic you will find if

  • Bob March 1, 2019, 7:39 am

    All these Bills mean one thing. Eventually; all the gun stores will be forced to close down. 🤔

  • Kevin Jones March 1, 2019, 7:31 am

    It’s not gun control. IT’S MENTAL HEALTH!!!
    In Ohio there were over 15 mental health state hospitals. They closed almost all of them. The Dems closed them. The nut cases are the ones we need back in the mental faculties and most of the people in congress.

    • Star Elton March 1, 2019, 9:29 am

      LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER

    • OlCrustyVet March 1, 2019, 11:05 am

      Yes, Sir.

  • Steve Fye March 1, 2019, 7:11 am

    If it makes it to President Trump, he’ll veto that bill so fast it’ll make your head spin. Let me guess….they want you to donate money to the cause. If I had no conscience I’d get into that very lucrative racket, but I want to be right with God when I go.

    • Thomas R Smith March 1, 2019, 7:20 am

      Amen.

  • john March 1, 2019, 6:35 am

    all gun show transactions require a background check, all ( internet)state to state transfers require a background check. more lies from the fake news media

    • Earl Manley March 1, 2019, 8:38 am

      At this time , ‘ gun show sales ‘ by Licence Dealers get background checks . PRIVATE SALES do not . ALL Internet Sales Must Ship To A Licence Dealer AND Pass An FBI Background Check ( Fact ) .
      Make no mistake about it , This Is GUN REGISTRATION Plain And Simple . It will do NOTHING to stop crime . What it WILL DO is make felons out of very honest Americans who have never committed a crime of any kind in there life !
      I have been going to gun shows since I was 16 years old ( 1967 ) and never met a more friendly and honest bunch . I have hunted and went target shooting at about 11 or 12 and have never committed a crime other than speeding in my youth . It is a sad day in America when the Radical Left Democrats drag us toward Communism .

      This trend from ‘ Left Coast Liberals and North East Coast Socialists ‘ should make Every American afraid , Very Afraid !

      • Slingblade March 1, 2019, 11:53 am

        Earl you are correct, the goal IS TO MAKE EVERY last gun owner a felon! While it is commendable that you have never been CONVICTED of a crime, trust me you commit them pratically everday. The simple fact is we all do! The point I am trying to make is what part of “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” has to do with having been convicted or even charged with a crime??? Hell, these days all it takes is some damn loser saying THEY “THINK” you “MIGHT” be “THINKING” about commiting one. When they up and decide to make it a felony to fart in public then what are you going to do? Good people have sat idle way too damn long which is how everything has gotten so F#%KED up already! SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED means what the F#%K IT SAYS!!!

    • Dave March 1, 2019, 8:43 am

      Not in MN. Private sellers can set up a table at any gun show and conduct private sales. You can also walk around a gun show with a gun for sale and sell to anyone that’s legally able to own a firearm. Only the licensed gun dealers are required to do a NICS background check.

      • Sara March 1, 2019, 9:28 am

        It’s the same in Ohio. Though the one gun I purchased at a gun show the seller did ask if I had a CHL/CCW before he would consider selling me the gun. I guess he felt that if I could pass the background check twice in order to receive a CHL/CCW I must be ok.

  • Wayne March 1, 2019, 6:16 am

    GOD BLESS AMERICA. WHEN EVERYONE GIVES THEIR HEART TO GOD, THEN EVERYTHING will be done the way he wants it. Put GOD IN YOUR HEARTS .

  • allen March 1, 2019, 6:06 am

    What do they not understand about “shall not be infringed”. They are infringing.

  • Richard Watt March 1, 2019, 5:41 am

    It is not about stopping gun violence! It is about the progressive socialists gaining iron fisted control over the huddled masses (us)! History is repeating itself. Unless these elitist power hungry (fill in your own word) who think they know more than we do are stopped it will continue. Don’t be sheeple! Thank God for our founding father geniuses who gave us the USA! Support President Trump and any others whose minds are not clouded with Libralism. God bless and save the USA and our freedom!

    • RL March 1, 2019, 6:06 am

      AMEN!

    • allen March 1, 2019, 6:10 am

      I worry about Trump not supporting gun owners or the constitution. he is proving himself to be a weakling.

      • BigC March 1, 2019, 7:03 am

        We’ll see. In the meantime, you better thank your lucky stars Hellary isn’t in there!!!

      • bud March 1, 2019, 7:11 am

        Wait a minute! Trump hasn’t had this bill on his desk yet and you are salready putting him down? Ten to one odds he will not sign it into law.

        • Jeremy J March 1, 2019, 7:51 am

          “Take the guns first, go through due process second”. Yeah, that’s an encouraging statement that makes me feel our president will veto any gun control bill that crosses his desk.

      • Retrocon March 1, 2019, 7:36 am

        Please cite something within his executive branch powers he has not done or put very good faith effort into?

        The shutdown was an impossible situation. On one side, you had thousands of law enforcement officials, critical to border security,not being paid. On the other, you had the biatch of the congress, who had nothing to lose if they never got paid. Trump had to let that one slide. My suspicion is that he will target something they care about in September. Can you imagine a shutdown of EPA and Ed? Pelosis base will have a kitten, and they will care about that one.

        • Derek March 2, 2019, 6:48 am

          I just wish he’d stop announcing victory only to find that he’s failed. How many here think Obama care is dead? It’s still running with millions using it.

          China? My town just stopped recycle because there’s nowhere to sell it. China was buying our trash.

          He talks big but I’m not seeing results.

          I hope he doesn’t go the same way with this bill.

      • Jerry Jones March 1, 2019, 8:30 am

        allen …..you need to turn off CNN get your head out of your posterior orifice…..Trump has indicated already he has no intention of signing this bill…..

    • OlCrustyVet March 1, 2019, 11:10 am

      Plain and simple.
      Thank you, Sir.

  • David in MA March 1, 2019, 4:27 am

    Why do politicians do things backwards?
    The solution is not to penalize the innocent, but the guilty.
    Want to stop “gun violence”?
    Execute those who commit it.
    No appeals, no 30 years in jail, death to the guilty, immediately,
    by firing squad!

    • Jason Siler March 1, 2019, 7:23 am

      Absolutly! Look back on history. Crime sky serious crimes sky rocketed when Capitol punishment was abolished. Evil has nothing to fear but 3 hots and a cot, cable TV, recreational activities, vending machines and unlimited health care?

      • Slingblade March 1, 2019, 12:11 pm

        You are both clearly delusional on all points. Just another “Solution” looking for a problem that does not even exist.

        • Dave March 2, 2019, 12:08 am

          Not yet Slingblade but should the left socalist/communist actually gain power this will be what they WILL be doing to those that oppose anything that counters thier direction of complete total control. Executions will return for minimal reasons only to scare and control the masses, it works very well in a communist country. First socialism then communisum. Your guns will be removed by making you a criminal for not having a weapon but by making you a felon first for whatever reason they can justify. If you are found with a plastic straw in your posseion and then convicted a criminal, you must relinguish your firearms or off to slave labor camps and/or execution. Extreme yeah, unthinkable, impossible, no.

    • william dunlap March 1, 2019, 7:27 pm

      I AGREE 110%, IT SHOULD BE A LIFE FOR A LIFE IF PROVEN GUILTY BEYOND ANY DOUBT. WHAT DOES IT SAY IN THE BIBLE, AN EYE FOR AN EYE.

      • Bones March 2, 2019, 4:40 pm

        Yea..the Bible is a made up story to suppress the masses..only a complete fool would believe any of that bullsh**..seriously grow a set and enlighten your mind beyond the Bronze Age please ! Fuc***fools !

        • funnyfarm March 7, 2019, 12:52 pm

          ” MR. BONES ” They say it takes one to know one you, so i’d guess that makes you a Fuc***fool also.

  • Stacy Edmonds March 1, 2019, 3:38 am

    Doesn’t much matter. It will be stopped in the Senate. If not and passes the Senate Trump will Veto. Vote, vote, vote these pathetic, POS losers out of office.

    • Scott Kayel March 1, 2019, 8:16 am

      A pleasure yo read truth and logic with a sensible solution for EVERYONE.

  • Douglas Dolson March 1, 2019, 3:36 am

    The Democrats ….hey they are all ignorant!

  • Special k February 28, 2019, 2:48 pm

    Well, just about to change parties! This bill could stop selling a long gun to another person unless that person applies for a transfer and a long form FFL at a ffl dealer.Possibly some family members excluded. Maybe! Well everybody will become your cousin.Where does this stop gun violence . Can’t figure it out. A seventeen your old can breake a lock on you gun cabinet and without you knowing ,shoot away the innocent of all ages.whoa, what good is that bill now? Ar 15, ak47, .357 mag..38 special,9mm 40 s&w,on and on ,if he/she is nuts and well to commit capitol murder, hide behind the worthless paper the bill is printed on.Stop it in the senate of our u.s. lawmakers! GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA !

  • Scott Couch February 28, 2019, 10:03 am

    I bet the anti-gunners are fingering themselves with excitement.

  • Dilligaf February 27, 2019, 11:09 pm

    Yeah, so the law abiding citizen suffers while the criminal still and from the looks of it, will continue to have free reign with firearms. When will gun control come to punish and restrict the criminals? Does anyone think that criminals care about ending gun violence?

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