Articles Tagged 'Background Checks'

Toomey-Manchin background check measure faces obstacles

Toomey-Manchin background check measure faces obstacles

by Susan Ferrechio | Washington Examiner
Published on August 13, 2019
A Senate measure to expand background checks would seem headed for quick passage following the recent string of mass shootings and President Trump’s interest in… READ MORE
The gun control fight has started. Could turmoil at the NRA be a game-changer?

The gun control fight has started. Could turmoil at the NRA be a game-changer?

by Tricia L. Nadolny, USA TODAY
Published on August 8, 2019

After each mass shooting in America, the nation relives a near-scripted clash: calls for stricter gun laws, pushback from pro-gun activists led by the National… READ MORE
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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

by FOXNews.com
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
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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
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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
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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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