18 aprilie 2019

Senate should hold hearings on background checks


On March 26 the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on extreme risk laws, which allow law enforcement or family members who know that someone is an immediate risk to himself or others to petition a judge that firearms should temporarily be removed from such a person. The hearings were a model of bi-partisan fact-finding that could lead to life-saving federal legislation. At the hearings there was also bi-partisan support for requiring background checks on all gun sales, as in H.R. 8, a [...]