House Democrats are celebrating a victory over the passage of a new gun control bill. But Republicans attached an amendment to the bill and some Democrats actually joined them in voting for it.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Dems Lose ‘Embarrassing’ Gun Control Amendment Vote After Multiple Defections
The House voted Wednesday on H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. The bill would expand background checks to include all gun sales, rather than just sales by licensed gun dealers as under current law.
Republicans in the minority countered with an amendment to require that federal officials notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement whenever a lawful or unlawful immigrant tried to illegally purchase a firearm. That measure, opposed by most Democrats, was voted down […]
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