“Commonsense” gun control laws. Every time I see that phrase I have to resist the impulse to giggle. Invariably, “commonsense” is shorthand for “nonsense” – especially when the “commonsense” gun control measure is universal registration.
Democrats will utilize their new found majority in the House to quickly pass gun control legislation, according to their leadership. But don’t worry. It’s “commonsense” and will prevent criminals from using guns in crimes.
If you believe that, I’ve got a lovely bridge over the Chicago River I’d like to sell you.
With backing from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and key chairmen, Democrats will move to require federal background checks on all gun sales, part of a broader effort by the party to advance long-stalled gun control measures.
While the proposal won’t get through the Republican-run Senate, much less become law, getting through the House will be a win for the gun-control movement, which has little to cheer about since President Donald Trump was sworn into office.
Rep. Mike Thompson (Calif.) — head of a Democratic “gun violence prevention task force” that will have more than 140 members next year — says he’ll introduce the universal background checks bill early next year.
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