Articles Tagged 'Background Checks'

Obama announces gun control actions, expands background checks

Published on January 5, 2016

President Obama announced plans Tuesday to expand background checks to almost anyone buying a firearm from a dealer and make other gun rule changes via… READ MORE

House to vote on bolstering gun checks

by Mike Lillis, The Hill
Published on May 29, 2014

The House is scheduled to vote Thursday on a bipartisan proposal to bolster the background check system for gun sales. Unveiled late Wednesday, the legislation… READ MORE

Current background checks stop very few firearm purchases

by David Sherfinski-The Washington Time  |  published on February 14, 2014
Federal background checks are denying gun purchasers under President Obama at about half the rate they did under President Clinton and also at a slower clip than during President George W. Bush’s administration, according to data obtained by The Washington Times under the Freedom of Information Act. The federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System is designed to weed out… READ MORE

Gun control: Illinois law requiring background checks among ‘most stringent’

by Mark Guarino, Christian Science Monitor
Published on August 23, 2013

Private gun sales in Illinois now require background checks after Gov. Pat Quinn signed tough new legislation intended to close a federal loophole that prevented… READ MORE

Nevada Background Checks Bill Becomes Focus Of National Gun Control Fight

by Luke Johnson, Huffington Post
Published on June 11, 2013

WASHINGTON–Gun control advocates are pushing states to pass gun background check legislation while continuing to press Congress for federal reform. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), the… READ MORE
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by Billy Hallowell, The Blaze
Published on June 1, 2013

Television host and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey broke her silence on the gun control debate yesterday, coming out in support of enhanced background checks. She made… READ MORE
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46,455 Background Checks For Gun Purchases Each Day Under Obama

by Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.,
Published on May 3, 2013

There have been 72,005,482 background checks for gun purchases since President Obama took office, according to data released by the FBI. In 2009, the FBI… READ MORE
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Reid shelves expanded gun-purchase background check legislation

by David Sherfinski-The Washington Times
Published on April 19, 2013

Senate Democrats shelved their gun control bill Thursday, saying that despite passionate pleas from families whose children died in December’s Connecticut rampage, they cannot muster… READ MORE
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Sen. Toomey Offers Full Text Of Public Safety And Second Amendment Rights Protection Act Online

by Pat Toomey,
Published on April 13, 2013
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) tonight posted the bill text of The Public Safety And Second Amendment Rights Protection Act that he and Sen. Joe… READ MORE
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Sen. Lee: Backgound Checks Could Allow Holder to Create Gun Registry Using Regulations

by Joe Schoffstall,
Published on April 12, 2013
On Wednesday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) took to the Senate floor and warned that universal background checks could lead to a national registry system for… READ MORE

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