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Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:29 PM

Support King-Thompson on background checks

From Occupy the NRA

Don't let what happened to Toomey-Manchin happen to King-Thompson

show your support for the bill here. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/113-h1565/show
and here
https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/113/hr1565

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Reply Support King-Thompson on background checks (Original post)
BainsBane Jul 2013 OP
billh58 Jul 2013 #1
jimmy the one Jul 2013 #2
Decoy of Fenris Jul 2013 #3
BainsBane Jul 2013 #4
BainsBane Jul 2013 #5
Decoy of Fenris Jul 2013 #7
BainsBane Jul 2013 #8
ceonupe Jul 2013 #6

Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:35 PM

1. Done and done.

Thanks for all you do...

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:13 AM

2. no way .... way

OK I signed & support the KingThompson bill, with reservations due the wording - I first balked & said 'no way'.

wording, King Thompson: H.R. 1565: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013
Summary: To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.


No way in current world would I support a '2ndAmendment Rights Protection Act', & that's my reservation. But inclusion of 'Public Safety' gives me some wiggle room, & it actually appears to be closing gunshow loophole, so squinted eyes threw caution to the wind.

bains: Don't let what happened to Toomey-Manchin happen to King-Thompson

Well, two sides to that story, since Toomey Manchin had majority support 56-44 (iirc, with reid's strategy vote added); So let's hope KingThompson gets simple majority support which would immunize it from what happened to MT bgchecks.

popvox: This bill, H.R. 1565, introduced by Congressmen Peter King (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) mirrors the bipartisan Manchin/Toomey Senate compromise measure that would require background checks for all gun sales in commercial settings, including at gun shows, on the internet and in classified ads.
Due to loopholes in current law, domestic violence abusers are easily able to obtain firearms through private sales and transfers, even though they should be prohibited from doing so under federal law. Over 6.6 million guns are transferred each year through private transfer not subject to background checks and just the presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide for women by 500%. The King/Thompson bill would help keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, reduce violence and save women’s lives. This legislation already has over 160 co-sponsors, including 3 Republican representatives- but we need more!

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 04:14 PM

3. Consider it to have at least some gun nutter support as well. n/t

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Response to Decoy of Fenris (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 04:42 PM

4. Glad to have you aboard!

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Response to Decoy of Fenris (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:12 PM

5. Would you be willing to post this in the gungeon?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 11:47 AM

7. Sorry for the delay, doubleB.

It was posted in the gungeon beforehand, actually, by another poster; I found it there and in GD before I found it here. I think he linked to the original post here in both cases, to better publicize. From what I saw, there's no opposition from the gunner angle. Wariness, perhaps, but no opposition that I remember.

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Response to Decoy of Fenris (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 06:44 AM

8. There is some opposition

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 11:25 AM

6. I support this

 

I support this and also this helps not make criminals out of people traveling to NYC with locked and unloaded and secured guns.

I really like the pre-built prohibited constantly updated persons list. I would also like to see a system implemented that would allow private buyers to complete a secure background check and be issued a certificate/token for clean pass they can provide to seller. This could be totally voluntary but the current system does not allow a private system to run a check at all unless they pay a dealer to do the xfer. I personally wont sell person to person because of this.

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