Gun control bill should pass, but is it any good?

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      HassleCat
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      https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/22/politics/house-republicans-bipartisan-gun-bill/index.html

      I am skeptical. It closes the boyfriend loophole, which is significant, although implementing it might be difficult. I suspect about half the abusive boyfriends are cops. I don’t see any mention of better background checks, so the gun show loophole may remain open. This is like Obamacare. It’s far short of what we need, but it’s considered a Big Deal coming from a system that can’t seem to accomplish anything for the people.

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      retired liberal
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      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
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      jbnw
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      The actual title is “S.2938 – A bill to designate the United States Courthouse and Federal Building located at 111 North Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the “Joseph Woodrow Hatchett United States Courthouse and Federal Building”, and for other purposes.”

      Seriously. It’s at https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/2938 .

      So where’s the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act? It’s an amendment to the bill. Again, seriously – but it’s in the Congressional Record – this time at https://www.congress.gov/117/crec/2022/06/21/168/105/CREC-2022-06-21-pt1-PgS3034-3.pdf .

      I was trying to find the summaries in congress.gov to get a factual idea, rather than spin – but because it’s an amendment, it doesn’t appear in the bill text or in congress.gov, except in the PDF of the Congressional Record.

      At least not that I can find . . .

      I’ll let those interested read the PDF of the amendment to see if it’s any good —

      “Gun” is there 5 times; “trafficking” 22 times, but a lot of that is drug trafficking, and neither “assault” nor “flag” – looking for “red flag” appear at all.

      You’re welcome to draw your own conclusions — but with this wording, or lack of wording, I am not expecting any major changes.


      @retiredliberal

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