Friday, March 12, 2021

House Dems Dare Republicans to 'stand in the way' After Passing Sweeping Gun-Control Bills; Pelosi Says Gun-Control 'drumbeat' Favors Democrats: 'We're not resting until we get this job done', and related stories

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House Dems dare Republicans to 'stand in the way' after passing sweeping gun-control bills:
House Democrats on Thursday launched the first salvo in what will be an intense battle over Second Amendment rights, passing two bills that would mark the most significant legislative action on gun control in 25 years if they can pass the Senate.
The legislation would impose stricter background checks on all commercial gun sales and transfers, give the FBI more time to conduct background checks, and close loopholes that enable a person to acquire a gun before the background check is complete.
“If Republicans stand in the way, they will pay a price both morally and politically,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat.
Emboldened by their newly won control of the White House and both chambers of Congress, Democrats are reviving gun-control measures that have sat on the shelf for years.
Other proposals in the pipeline include: --->READ MORE HERE
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Pelosi says gun-control 'drumbeat' favors Democrats: 'We're not resting until we get this job done'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says America marches to the beat of a different drummer in 2021 — and the percussionist supports gun control.
The California Democrat told reporters Thursday that her party’s quest for gun control will not stop until “we get this job done.”
Her comments came in conjunction with the House passing legislation to require stricter background checks on firearms.
“They said no, time and time again,” the lawmaker said. “Florida. Nevada. You name it all over the country. So, here we are with this legislation, and we’re very optimistic that with 90% support in the public and with public awareness — again, the drumbeat created by the people out there — the survivors of gun violence.” --->READ MORE HERE
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