(GunReports.com) – President Obama, congressional Democrats and the nation’s mayors appear to be working in tandem to “fix the nation’s broken background check system.” They also want to “close the loophole” that allows private sales of guns between individuals, according to CNSNews.com.
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In their latest comments on the subject, these gun control advocates are using similar arguments and similar language – including statements to the effect that they “strongly support the Second Amendment.”
On Tuesday, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, both of New York, announced the introduction of a House bill that would penalize states that fail to submit records on criminals, drug abusers, domestic violence offenders and the “seriously mentally ill” to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
The bill was announced two days after an op-ed by President Barack Obama appeared in a Tucson newspaper. In the op-ed on Sunday, Obama called for “common sense” ways to keep guns out of criminals’ hands. He singled out “porous background checks” as a problem. But first he assured Americans, “I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms.”
On Monday, a White House spokesman said the Obama Justice Department was beginning a dialogue this week with “stakeholders” on both sides of the gun issue.
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