Gun Control Advocates Fear Bill Being Watered Down

Thursday, 04 Apr 2013 06:09 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Gun control groups say two Democratic senators are watering down a bill to expand background checks on gun buyers.

Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., proposed, before the Easter recess, that transactions made between friends should require background checks, but not record-keeping, The Hill reports.

Gun control advocates don’t like the proposal.

“I don’t understand why record-keeping is a problem here, and I don’t understand how that proposal particularly helps us,” Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, told The Hill.

The plan falls short of what gun legislation should do, he said, because “criminals get their guns from their friends.”

“How do you know someone you just met doesn’t have domestic-violence restraining order against them?” said Brian Malte, director of mobilization at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence “How much do you know about an acquaintance, and how do you define what an acquaintance is?”

Ninety percent of registered voters support expanded background checks for gun purchaes, a Washington Post-ABC News poll showed.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Biden Heads to Ukraine as Tensions Rise

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 06:02 AM

Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country.Biden's visit comes a day a . . .

Faithful Prepare to Celebrate Canonization of 2 Beloved Popes

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 20:35 PM

Rome is "ready, very ready" for the canonization of former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, the Eternal City's mayor,  . . .

Kristol, Dershowitz Slam Effort to Rig Electoral College

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 19:37 PM

Conservatives slammed the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College's role in presidential elections, saying tha . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved