The House voted Thursday to approve a bill that would extend the review period of firearms purchase background checks, making this bill the second major bill on the subject. the guns to be adopted in as many days.
The improved law on background checks of 2019 was passed as a result of a vote of 228 to 198. Three Republicans joined the Democrats to support the measure. Seven Democrats have chosen to go beyond party lines and vote against the bill.
The bill led by the majority of the House, James Clyburn (D-S.C.), Rep. Joe CunninghamJoseph CunninghamHouse GOP Ensures Last-Minute Amendment to Firearms Bill Parliament Passes Bill Extending Firearms History Audit Parliament to Vote on Legislation Related to Firearms to background checks next week MORE (D-S.C.) And Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) Would lengthen the initial review period of a background check from three to 10 days.
At the end of the 10-day period, gun buyers could ask for "a gradual re-examination to induce the FBI to complete its investigation" if the background check is not completed. If the background check remains incomplete after this period, the purchase can be made.
Proponents of the bill say that it is necessary to close the so-called "Charleston escape", arguing that the current three-day waiting period allowed the shooter involved in the church massacre Emanuel AME to get his weapon.
Clyburn congratulated Jennifer Pinckney and her two daughters for coming to vote on Capitol Hill Wednesday. The family lost their father during the shooting at Emanuel AME in 2015.
"I am here today to say that the members of this august body need to think a little about the value of these lives," said Clyburn during a debate in the House.
"Are they more valuable than the inconvenience that a gun buyer may have by being forced to wait ten days instead of three days to make a purchase?" What would make someone so in a hurry to buy a firearm in the first place? "
The best Republicans slammed the measure, saying the extension was prolonging the excessive obstacles for those who were trying to buy a gun.
Member of the Judiciary Committee of the House Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsHouse GOP is the last-minute amendment to the Firearms Bill. House adopts a bill expanding the background check on the sale of firearms. Clyburn Advances Criminal Justice System Reform MORE (R-Ga.) Argued that the bill imposes an unnecessary burden on buyers and could prevent law-abiding citizens from obtaining a firearm.
"I'm not sure if H.R. 1112 was written this way to escape a badly written or maligned handwriting. I'm not sure, but that's what's happening and there's no doubt about what is written, "he said on the floor. "As I have said time and time again, we are not voting on ambitious ideas here. They are interesting to debate, but we do not vote on ambitious ideas. We vote on words on paper and the words on paper are as I described them. I will let the American people determine what was the intention here. "
Democrats have strongly emphasized the regulation of firearms since their resumption of power in the lower house. The bill was the second firearms measure passed this week. Democrats in the House managed to pass a radical law at a 240-190 vote Wednesday that would require all gun dealers to check the background of gun buyers. .
Both bills face a tough battle in the Senate controlled by Republicans. President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says that Kim is not responsible for the death of Otto Warmbier: "I will take it at the word" Trump: I "believe" Kim's promise not to resume nuclear testing, Trump explodes on Cohen, but "impressed" with complicit comments also threatened to veto the measures if they were to adopt both chambers.