Democrat-Controlled House Moves To Push “Bipartisan Background Checks Act”

By Faye Higbee

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has moved to push a new gun control bill called the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.” The bill, H.R. 8, has 231 sponsors so far, including 5 Republicans. It requires background checks on all gun sales and most firearm transfers. Background checks never stop killings.

“The greatest cruelty in the world is to tell people you will help in their situation with legislation and then try to pass off legislation that would do nothing.
In legal terms, that’s called fraud.” Representative Doug Collins, (R-GA) Ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee

Rep Collins is absolutely correct: Liberals are simply inching their way into more gun control. It would do nothing whatsoever to stop mass killers. But there are agendas behind the move:

Reuters reported: “Witnesses at the hearing also called for legislation to address gun trafficking between states, a ban against assault rifles, the repeal of a federal law that protects the gun industry from lawsuits, and increased funding for federal officials charged with policing the flow of firearms across the country. “

“Background checks” are always a hot button issue for liberals on the hunt for more rigid gun control, as evidenced by the above statement. The fact is, this bill would do absolutely nothing to prevent mass shootings. Here is the telling point in the “purpose” of the bill:
“The purpose of this Act is to utilize the current background checks process in the United States to ensure individuals prohibited from gun possession are not able to obtain firearms.”

Background checks are already required for firearms purchases, and yes, even at gun shows. Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland shooter, passed a background check. Other mass shooters also passed one, and shouldn’t have had a gun based on already in place Federal law regarding mentally ill people or previous convictions. If law enforcement actions or mental health court adjudication are not completed, there is no “background check.”

This bill would do nothing to address the real “loopholes” – the human equation. The Virginia Tech shooter used two handguns and had been in mental health therapy. Nikolas Cruz had serious mental issues that everyone passed over. Devin Kelley, the Sutherland Springs shooter, was already prohibited by law from possessing firearms due to a domestic violence conviction — the military dropped the ball on that one and failed to report it properly for NICS. Those are only a few examples and this bill would do absolutely nothing to change those situations.

More background checks or even playing around with the wording, as this bill does, are completely irrelevant. The anti-gun lobby is attempting to push deeper into gun control in hopes of finding ways to introduce even more rigid measures aimed at the heart of our Second Amendment. How do I know that?

“Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Attorney General may implement this subsection with regulations.” H.R. 8

Regulations. More “regulations.” This bill is worded so innocuously that it could easily pass in all chambers, even the President. Contact your Representatives and Senators and tell them NO.