On Thursday, the increasingly radical Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping gun control legislation making private gun ownership illegal. The ‘slippery slope’ bill inches Democrats toward a major legislative goal — to outlaw gun ownership out right. For now, their legislation merely requires universal background checks, and makes it illegal to sell or own guns outside of an FBI background check.
The legislation, sponsored by Dem Rep. Mike Thompson of California, passed by a vote of 227-203. Yes, that means Republicans voted for the measure as well.
WATCH: The House passed a bill to expand background checks, H.R. 8, on a 227-203 vote with the support of 8 Republicans, though most GOP lawmakers continue to oppose any tightening of gun laws https://t.co/3sYSzO1M4Q pic.twitter.com/67DzkgrtGT
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) March 11, 2021
H.R. 8 mirrors the background check requirements for retail point-of-sale gun ownership and applies them to private gun sales. In other words, this bill criminalizes an individual who sells a lifelong neighbor or a family member their gun, unless that neighbor or family member undergoes a background check conducted by the FBI. The National Criminal Background Check System (NICS), run by the FBI, is handling background checks for guns.
Bill sponsor Rep. Thompson claims, without evidence, that universal gun background checks are “supported by over 90% of the American People.”
This bill has bipartisan support from 90 percent of the American peopled and it’s long past time to get it enacted into law.
— Mike (Wear A Mask) Thompson (@RepThompson) March 10, 2021
No where does that statistic exist.
The Democrat-majority house passed an identical bill in 2019, but Mitch McConnell’s Republican-led Senate refused to take it up for a vote.