Peter King Joins Dem to Push New Bill for Expanded Background Checks

By AWR Hawkins

Peter King
NY Rep Peter King (R)
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Washington DC – -( Representative Peter King (R-NY) is co-sponsoring expanded background check legislation with Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA).

According to The Hill, the legislation is “identical” to the bill Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) pushed earlier this year.

It would end private sales at gun shows and private sales from classified ads located online. It would also force sellers in both these settings to sell their firearms through a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder in the way Colorado state legislators have forced residents of the state to handle all gun sales.

King and Thompson are pushing this bill “to weed out felons, spousal abusers, illegal immigrants, and other categories of prohibited buyers.” 

As with the failed Senate gun bill earlier this year, the expanded background checks in the proposed King/Thompson bill would not have stopped the LAX shooter, the New Jersey mall shooter, Nidal Hasan's shooting spree at Ft. Hood, or the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary.

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  • 8 thoughts on “Peter King Joins Dem to Push New Bill for Expanded Background Checks

    1. Yes, he needs to retire and take the evil
      Carolyn McCarthy with him.

      She got her seat after the LIRR mass shooting,
      when the guy from CA traveled to NYC with a
      Ruger P-89 9mm pistol and opened fire on the
      LIRR commuter train, killing her husband and many others, wounding her son and others.

      She just don’t get it, if private citizens were able to carry concealed on that train,
      lives would have been saved and a mad gunman would be dead.

    2. Maybe it’s time for a recall vote on Peter King? King’s just another RINO. Maybe the “King of Compromise” should switch parties like that loser Senator Arlen Specter (R -> D) in Pennsylvania did? Speaking of Pennsylvania, I can’t understand why Toomey teamed up with Manchin to introduce legislation that basically is the 1st step toward creating a National Firearms Registration System.

    3. I’m surprised they could get anyone to sign onto this piece of political poison. Especially with elections next year. Oh well. One tyrant is as filthy as another.

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