WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats met on Capitol Hill yesterday to craft wording to be added to Congressional Bill HR 1112, Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, that would greatly increase delays for background checks specifically for ‘white males’ for up to 180 days or longer depending on the circumstance.
“We must take the safety of our children seriously. We cannot have another mass shooting. Statistics show that white males are the most likely to be radicalized by the alt-right and other extremist ideologies. They are the most dangerous demographic in our society. We need to do everything we can to hinder them from obtaining firearms. We are adding provisions to the background checks that would be more robust in scope to include a query of social media and online activity. This legislation will be a first step in moving our country forward into our progressive vision for a safer America,” said Congressional Democratic spokesperson during yesterday’s press conference.
House Judiciary ranking Republican Doug Collins of Georgia expressed great dissident to HR 1112 stating, “it places an unnecessary burden on buyers that could prevent law-abiding citizens from obtaining a firearm”.
It is unlikely that HR 1112 will pass the Senate, let alone be signed by President Trump.
#HR1112 allows the FBI more time to run background checks to stop prohibited gun owners from slipping through the cracks.
— House Democrats (@HouseDemocrats) February 28, 2019
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