Sunday, June 12, 2022

A Bipartisan Deal on Gun Control That is Mostly a Win

 6/12/22 Breitbart:

A bipartisan group of senators announced a deal on gun control legislation Sunday in the wake of recent mass shootings — though the compromise excludes President Joe Biden’s “assault weapons” ban and a raised minimum age for rifle purchases.

 The deal includes Republican priorities such as expanded mental health services and school safety. It nods to Democratic priorities by adding expanded background checks for those under the age of 21, who will now have juvenile records screened before gun purchases.

This oversimplifies it but still not bad.  It gives funds to state and tribal governments to enforce red flag laws but does not mandate them.  Domestic violence mi9sdemeanants and those subject to restraining orders are added to NICS.  Why were they not already there?  These are already firearms disqualifiers.

Under 21 Enhanced Review Process
●     For buyers under 21 years of age, requires an investigative period to review juvenile and mental health records, including checks with state databases and local law enforcement.

 To be blunt, sealed juvenile records can hide a lot of stuff best visible to law enforcement.  This is why gangs in California often have minors do the murders.

Penalties for Straw Purchasing
●     Cracks down on criminals who illegally straw purchase and traffic guns.

Strawman purchases are already a five year prison sentence. 

The Democrats settled for very little to have something that no Republican can call a loss of rights.

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