Eight Smart Gun Bills Introduced On D...

Eight Smart Gun Bills Introduced On Day One Of The New Congress

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Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 5, 2013
Eight Smart Gun Bills Introduced On Day One Of The New Congress — And Two Stupid Ones

By Annie-Rose Strasser on Jan 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm

The 113th Congress is officially in session, and legislators kicked off the new year, and new term, yesterday with several pieces of gun-related legislation, their response to December’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.

In total — between the Democrats’ proposed gun safety laws and the Republicans’ plans for expanded gun access — ten bills are being introduced today. Here they are:


1. Banning high-capacity ammunition. HR 138. This bill from Reps. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) would ban anyone in the US from owning, buying, or trading high-capacity ammunition clips, like the kinds that are often used in mass shootings. Such clips allow a gunman to fire off as many as 100 rounds without stopping to reload. McCarthy’s connection to gun safety laws is personal: Her husband was killed and son critically injured during a mass shooting.

2. Closing the ‘gun show loophole.’ HR 141. Another measure from McCarthy requires that all gun purchasers undergo a full background check. As-is, the private sales of firearms, and the sale of guns at gun shows, are exempt from the background check requirements that are mandatory for other gun sales. That loophole is currently an easy way for criminals or the mentally ill to access a gun undetected.

3. Making the database of who cannot buy guns effective. HR 137. Currently, states do a terrible job of entering names — of felons or the mentally ill — into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). This measure also from McCarthy is called the Fix Gun Checks Act, and has been introduced in previous legislative sessions. It would create incentives and penalties to encourage the efficient entry of names into NICS. It would also close the gun show loophole.

Read more at http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/04/...

“We have 545 traitors.”

Since: May 11

Parts Unknown

#2 Jan 5, 2013
Not one of these suggestions will stop a psychotic person from killing people. But its comforting to see how much democrats want to punish the rest of us though.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#3 Jan 5, 2013
Perhaps, keep guns out of psychotic peoples hands is enough.... As for your proof of rationality, you failed...
Robert

Lees Summit, MO

#4 Jan 5, 2013
Take the guns from the citizens so only the Military, Police and criminals are the only ones who have guns and you have what Austria had when Hitler started his rampage against the Jews. A POLICE STATE! Wow how safe would you feel then?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#5 Jan 5, 2013
Hitler drank beer, is beer bad, now ??? Try an analogy which has ANY merit, moron...
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jan 5, 2013
#1 is unworkable

Outright bans are rarely effective. Plus 100 round drums never work properly unless they are the ones manufactured for the military (try finding one of those); they always jam after just a few rounds.

#2 is misleading

In the vast majority of gunshow purchases the buyer DOES go through a background check.

#3 is a good idea

However, there is no gun show loophole.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#7 Jan 5, 2013
So, they all would work, because you wrote nothing to prove they won't ???
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#8 Jan 5, 2013
None of your "arguments" has anything to say, outside opinions, dip wad...Do better.
Robert

Lees Summit, MO

#9 Jan 5, 2013
And you have no counter argument. Just banter and insults... Ant that never works!
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#10 Jan 5, 2013
Ant ??

Yep, you get a do-over and the bills are great, since you got nothing...
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jan 5, 2013
Right wing extremists aren't responsive to geniune discussion. It's like talking to a brick wall.

“We have 545 traitors.”

Since: May 11

Parts Unknown

#12 Jan 8, 2013
Just like left wing extremists. Two brick walls not hearing anything.
Amused SLew

Kent, WA

#13 Jan 8, 2013
I like facts, when you find some...how will you recognize them, loser ???

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#14 Jan 8, 2013
mr low integrity self appointed director of spelling, punctuation, and grammar has spoken.

Wonder which moniker was utilized to generate all of those positive "Judge its!".
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#15 Jan 8, 2013
I wonder when you'll find a fact or your manhood ???
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#16 Jan 8, 2013
My butt itches, can you put your nose to "work" old fool ??? LMAOROTFU~!
Harry Callahan

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Jan 8, 2013
What the heck is a 'smart gun'?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#18 Jan 8, 2013
The word "smart" throwing you for a loop ???

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