Federal: Universal background check bill submitted in House

a gun show table

Three cheers for the Democrats taking control of the House. A moment was made dramatic when during one of their first actions, Gabby Gifford, spoke at the introduction of a universal background check bill. Background checks began in 1993, but a loophole existed. H.R.8 would close that loophole preventing gun sales at gun shows without background checks.

Update 1/17/2019: The NRA-ILA plastered a bold red box on their webpage asking members to call their Representators and Senators opposing this bill. We of course, support the bill and expect to alert email subscibers as voting approaches.

From: the Washington Post:

…the shift in power will allow actual debates and actual votes on some proposals that have barely seen the light of day anywhere on Capitol Hill in the past 15 years.