Articles Tagged 'Background Checks'


Ohio voters in 2020 could vote on gun background checks and president at same time

by The Columbus Dispatch
Published on June 12, 2019
Ohio voters might have the opportunity to decide whether to require background checks for gun purchases at the same time they vote for president in… READ MORE

House passes bill expanding background checks on gun sales

by Kathleen Joyce, Shelley Ng  |  published on February 27, 2019

The House passed a bipartisan bill that would require all gun sellers to conduct background checks on firearm sales in a 240-190 vote on Wednesday. While the bill — spearheaded by Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Pete King (R-N.Y.) — had five Republican co-sponsors, it passed largely along party lines, with just eight GOP lawmakers voting in favor of the… READ MORE

Pelosi announces legislation to expand background checks on guns

On the eighth anniversary of the shooting of former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Democrats Tuesday announced a bill to expand background checks for sales and transfers of firearms. The legislation marks one of Pelosi’s first acts since retaking the role of House Speaker after Democrats took back control of the lower chamber of… READ MORE

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
Oprah Winfrey


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
Background Checks

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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