Reid moves forward background check vote

Anthony Martin
Conservative Examiner

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Thursday that a bill to require universal background checks on all private gun sales, citizen to citizen, has moved forward out of committee and will be brought to the floor for a vote possibly as soon as two weeks from now.

The bill will require all sales and transfers of guns by private citizens, including firearms handed down as part of family inheritance, be accompanied by a federal background check as one of the terms of sale or transfer.

Advocates who support gun bans and overall strict gun control laws have long advocated this measure as part of their attempt to restrict citizen access to firearms.

But critics say that such a law not only infringes on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution but undermines private property rights, the protection of which is guaranteed by the Constitution…

…Reid believes that at the very least a universal background check law has a chance of being passed, if he can pick up the votes of a few liberal-leaning Republicans. Democrats also believe that federal restrictions on magazine capacity have a good chance of being approved…


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