Universal Background Check Bill Passes with Help From Turncoat GOP Members

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Universal Background Check Bill Passes with Help From Turncoat GOP Members

Washington D.C.-(Ammoland.com)- H.R.8, known as the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, passed the US House of Representatives.

The bill passed the chamber of Congress by a vote of 240 to 190. News media outlets like CNN claim that the bill passed with bipartisan support. Looking at the breakdown of the vote, the proposed law did not enjoy as much bipartisan support as CNN claimed.

Out of the 197 Republican members of the House only eight voted for the measure. Two Democrats, Jared Golden of Maine and Collin Peterson of Minnesota, joined the other 189 Republican members of the House in voting against it.

The bill was co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA), and Peter King (R-NY). The Republican has a long history of embracing gun control. In the past, he has supported gun control measures such as the “no fly, no buy” bill which would have prevented people on the no-fly list from buying a gun.

The “no fly, no buy” bill would have blocked people who are on a secret no-fly list from purchasing a firearm with no recourse. There is no due process when being put on one of these lists and flying is not a right, but purchasing a gun is a Constitutionally protected right. It is support for draconian laws like these that have earned King a “D rating” with the NRA.

King claims that the passage of the bill will not affect most people.

“This is not going to affect more than probably less than 1% of the American people and the ones it will affect either suffer from mental illness or are criminals,” King said in a press conference. “So to me, it's a phony issue being raised by some of the gun groups.”

Gun rights advocates argue that the majority of those denied by the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) are false positives. The stats back this up in most states with the successful appeal rate being that of greater than 50%.

According to the Government Accountability Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) attempted to buy 72 guns illegally without going through a background check and all the sales failed. Fifty-two of the sellers refused to sell the guns to the undercover agents.

Groups like the NRA-ILA use these statistics to prove that universal background checks are ineffective. Others believe that universal background checks will lead to a gun registry. They believe a national firearms registry will lead to gun confiscations.

Nancy Pelosi has made gun control her top priority in exchange for the support of the new far-left wing of the House in her bid to be elected as the Speaker of the House, and it seems like she is keeping her new promise. With these new far-left members the influence of groups like Moms Demand Action, the Brady Campaign, Everytown for Gun Safety, and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords has increased.

“Today's historic gun safety victory in Congress is a testament to courage,” Giffords said of the bill. “When the days were darkest when it looked like the gun lobby's money, and influence would forever silence any debate in Washington about stronger gun laws, courage shone through.”

The bill will now move to the Senate where it most likely will be dead on arrival. The Republicans hold the majority in the Senate, and it would take a super majority of 60 to advance the bill to President Trump's desk.


About John CrumpJohn Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on leftist deplatforming methods and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, on Facebook at realjohncrump, or at www.crumpy.com.

  • 29 thoughts on “Universal Background Check Bill Passes with Help From Turncoat GOP Members

    1. Highly misleading headline (Quote) “Universal Background Check Bill Passes with Help From Turncoat GOP Members” The second paragraph says the vote was 240 for and 190 against. Third paragraph claims that 8 GOP voted with the Democrats while 2 Democrats joined the other 189 Republicans in voting against it. (Math???? 2 plus 189 = 191, come on folks let us have some accuracy.) Subtract 8 from 240 and you get 232. Number needed to pass the bill – 218 that is a simple majority. So unless you can show that the only reason that the majority of Democrats voted against the 2nd Amendment is because 8 Republicans did so, then no the turncoats did not help.

    2. I’m so ashamed of FL16 Vern Buchanan a member of Congress who has further disappointed and disgraced the state of FL. The Republican Party in FL is a disgrace to our country. We need candidates who will protect our Second Amendment and all other rights innumerated in our Constitution. Please educate yourself about candidates so we stop
      electing people who have no business being elected to any office in our country.

    3. I heard on the news this morning , in Birmingham, AL, that six juveniles where stopped by the police and all six where in possession of a pistol. Now since we know juveniles can’t buy a pistol from a legal source and we know anyone that wants to commit some type of criminal activity can also obtain a pistol without going through a legal source, just how are these regulations suppose to lower criminal activity? All these new and unneeded regulations do is to hinder or stop law abiding people from the means to defend their selves or their loved ones. Gun owners are not criminals because of gun ownership, at least not yet, but are being treated like we are.

      1. And now he’s going to run for the Senate seat as a Dim against Senator Martha McSally in 2020. He’ll probably beat too. She was a very poor Congresscritter for me and lost Flake’s seat to Enema last year.

    4. Pingree of Maine, not so much. Time once again for you to come home to the island and count your monies.I don’t know how you get re-elected….count that money.

    5. Funny they all willnot vote for the Wall which would prevent criminals from coming into the country & there by reduce crime, but they vote for gun control which only adversely affects thise who obey laws and has no impact on reducing crime? These are the politicians that have no business being in office!

    6. Stopped sending money to the RNC a long time ago . Never sent money to the DNC . Just wait until the SHTF and the thug are the only ones with guns , WHO WILL PROTECT THEIR ASSES.

    7. ANYONE who voted for this bill should be kicked out of office. If you support a bill that is in direct conflict with the Constitution, you deserved to lose your seat in the House or Senate.

    8. Build it Yourself or Forever be on the List !
      As Burger King would say ( have it your way)
      No Muss , No Fuss , Just the way You want it !
      Tricked out or Plain Jane no paper makes it Stop !

    9. Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who has served in Congress since 2002 and was easily re-elected in Florida’s 25th district during the 2018 midterms
      Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan, who has represented Florida’s 16th district in Congress since 2007
      Florida Rep. Brian Mast, who is an advocate for gun control and has criticized gun rights groups such as the NRA
      Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, who won a close race last November to represent Pennsylvania’s newly re-drawn first district, and has been a staunch supporter of gun control
      Texas Rep. Will Hurd, who won one of the closest races in the country during the 2018 midterms and has voted with the Democrats on critical issues such as health care and immigration
      New York Rep. Pete King, who has been in Congress for a quarter-century and has previously advocated for Congress to pass tighter gun control laws
      New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith also voted in support of increased background checks, a policy proposal he has previously championed
      Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, who represents a moderate district in Michigan and is widely known for his bipartisanship

    10. None of the leftist media outlets I screened would name name either, so I guess you all must be in league to protect these eight frauds who fly under a false flag of the Republican party. So here it is:

      Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who has served in Congress since 2002 and was easily re-elected in Florida’s 25th district during the 2018 midterms
      Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan, who has represented Florida’s 16th district in Congress since 2007
      Florida Rep. Brian Mast, who is an advocate for gun control and has criticized gun rights groups such as the NRA
      Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, who won a close race last November to represent Pennsylvania’s newly re-drawn first district, and has been a staunch supporter of gun control
      Texas Rep. Will Hurd, who won one of the closest races in the country during the 2018 midterms and has voted with the Democrats on critical issues such as health care and immigration
      New York Rep. Pete King, who has been in Congress for a quarter-century and has previously advocated for Congress to pass tighter gun control laws
      New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith also voted in support of increased background checks, a policy proposal he has previously championed
      Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, who represents a moderate district in Michigan and is widely known for his bipartisanship

      Do not feed your local predators, do not feed the republican party. feed the Gun Owners of America, Second Amendment Foundation and most of all, above all else, the number one grass roots gun rights group five years running, the Arizona Citizens Defense League. We will show you what no compromise, no infringement means if you are struggling with the concept.

    11. Without naming names this is a useless effort. Name names. Accountability is key in this battle. The Republican Party is a progressive party and that progressive party hates conservatives and libertarians. The very few conservatives and libertarians in their ranks never get credit. The progressives are allowed to fly under a false flag of “Republican” while working on consort with progressive causes and money. Do not feed the Republican party. Do not feed the NRA. Feed the individuals and organizations that are no compromise, no infringement.

      1. Amen. The NRA has been “compromising” our rights away since even before they helped to write the NFA in 1934. They also helped write GCA in ’68, the AWB, and the Lautenberg Amendment – the first law I am aware of that was allowed to criminalize PAST events which happened many years before this was signed into law. Am I wrong, or isn’t that against the Constitution?

        Check it out: in the August 1968 American Rifleman, the NRA _bragged_ about supporting those laws (NFA and GCA), saying they wanted to prove to everyone that they could be “reasonable”, would “compromise”. They have been compromising our rights away all along. While raking in $23+ million every year in dues and donations, supporting gun control when they pretended to fight for our rights. They are traitors to the Second Amendment.

      2. Has anyone here had a problem with their comments not posting? I tried to post some negative comments about our gun control compromising “friend” that Ringlee mentions at the end of his comment, but it didn’t post.

      3. Check it out: in the August 1968 American Rifleman, the NRA _bragged_ about supporting those laws (NFA and GCA), saying they wanted to prove to everyone that they could be “reasonable”, would “compromise”. They have been compromising our rights away all along. While raking in $23+ million every year in dues and donations, supporting gun control when they pretended to fight for our rights. They are traitors to the Second Amendment.

    12. The Republican’s that voted for this bill should be shamed and de-funded by the RNC. They should also be booted off any committees assignments. Lets get on that ball NRA.
      Money talks, BS walks.

      1. @GBIW: Agreed! There must be a way of PROSECUTING these TURN-COATS for ABDICATING their OATH of OFFICE which they SWORE when they accepted their PUBLICLY TAX FUNDED EMPLOYMENT!

      2. If you are expecting help from the NRA, don’t hold your breath. The bump stock rule (with the power of law, even though only Congress is supposed to make laws) was supported by them.

        The NRA helped write almost all of the gun control law passed since at least 1934, when they helped write and supported the NFA (National Firearms Act of 1943). They also helped write and pass the GCA in ’68, as well as the Lautenberg Amendment in ’96. They have helped pass almost all of the major gun control laws since 1934, all the while raking in $23+ million in dues and donations – EVERY YEAR. The more gun control they can get passed, the more money they make from those who have not yet woken up to what they are doing, and it ISN’T supporting the Second Amendment.

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