Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) rejected the White House/Department of Justice (DOJ) universal background check plan that was circulated in a memo on Wednesday.
Monday on PBS’s “NewsHour,” 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful former Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) was shown speaking to reporters about gun control. On a universal background check bill, Klobuchar said, “Mitch McConnell is going to have to decide what side he’s
On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley stated that President Trump “was very clear” that he wants “meaningful background checks” during his discussion with the NRA. Gidley said, “I
While universal background checks are pushed as a response to the El Paso and Dayton shooting attacks, it should be remembered that such checks are unenforceable without a gun registry.
On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated that he has never seen President Trump as determined as he is to ensure law enforcement can act before people who have
Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) suggests President Trump should “demand” universal background checks in the wake of the Texas and Ohio shootings.
Democrat gun control advocates gathered at the Capitol on Thursday to put out a rally call for the Senate to take up the universal background check for gun purchases bill the House passed 114 days ago, claiming 11,400 people have since died from “gun violence.”
Democrat presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke praised universal background checks on Tuesday but did not acknowledge that such checks failed to stop May 7, 2019, STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting.
During the hearings for universal background checks, House Democrats rejected a proposal to alert Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if an illegal alien is discovered via a background check for a firearm.
A red flag law and universal background checks failed to stop the Aurora, Illinois, shooting that killed five people Friday.
A UC Davis study examining the first ten years after California adopted universal background checks shows that those checks did not reduce homicides.
During an interview aired on Thursday’s edition of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that bringing up bipartisan legislation on background checks “will be a priority for us in the next Congress.” Pelosi stated, “First, let me join you in expressing sorrow over this mass shooting and the loss of the sheriff and every other life that was lost there. I do believe — because in the — in this Congress, the one that we’re in right this minute, there is bipartisan legislation to have commonsense background checks to prevent guns going into the wrong hands. Now, it doesn’t cover everything, but it is — it will save many lives.” She added, “[T]his will be a priority for us in the next Congress.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett