White House threatens to veto background check bills

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White House threatens to veto background check bills

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Post by AndyC » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:20 am

The White House on Monday issued a statement warning that President Trump would veto proposed legislation to enhance background checks for gun purchases if it passes the House and Senate.

The legislation in question, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112, would require universal background checks and close a so-called Charleston loophole that the shooter used in the 2015 massacre at a historic black church to buy a gun. One of the measures is a bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Pete King (R-N.Y.).
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Post by dlh » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:59 am

Don't think it will pass the Senate's 60 vote cloture rule so it is fairly moot what the President would do. However, I have been surprised before.
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Post by Allons » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:38 am

Hope it gets killed in the Senate.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:40 pm

President Trump's statement makes it more likely that the Senate will not pass the Bill. Why should a Senator risk an anti-gun vote knowing the President would veto it?

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Post by powerboatr » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:52 pm

in the text of the bill it would require ICE to be notified if an undocumented person tries to buy a firearm if they are a criminal...( i am drastically paraphrasing)

Dont the democrats want to get rid of ICE???
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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:38 pm

powerboatr wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:52 pm
in the text of the bill it would require ICE to be notified if an undocumented person tries to buy a firearm if they are a criminal...( i am drastically paraphrasing)

Dont the democrats want to get rid of ICE???
I thought that amendment was killed. Was it added back in?
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Post by stroo » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:11 am

The Republicans with 24 Dems got it in the final bill. Small victory in a large loss.


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Post by powerboatr » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:08 pm

TexasJohnBoy wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:38 pm
powerboatr wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:52 pm
in the text of the bill it would require ICE to be notified if an undocumented person tries to buy a firearm if they are a criminal...( i am drastically paraphrasing)

Dont the democrats want to get rid of ICE???
I thought that amendment was killed. Was it added back in?
could be, i have found the text of the bills we see on official places changed more than once.
it gave me the willies with anger seeing the bill would notify ice, but then the nuts want to git rid of ice...its like watching a river thaw, all the sudden the flow speeds up and a chunk disappears.
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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:38 am

powerboatr wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:08 pm
TexasJohnBoy wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:38 pm
powerboatr wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:52 pm
in the text of the bill it would require ICE to be notified if an undocumented person tries to buy a firearm if they are a criminal...( i am drastically paraphrasing)

Dont the democrats want to get rid of ICE???
I thought that amendment was killed. Was it added back in?
could be, i have found the text of the bills we see on official places changed more than once.
it gave me the willies with anger seeing the bill would notify ice, but then the nuts want to git rid of ice...its like watching a river thaw, all the sudden the flow speeds up and a chunk disappears.
It was added back in:
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4321 ... -procedure

So some silver lining there. Did Hurd have anything to do with getting this amendment on there?
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Re: White House threatens to veto background check bills

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Post by Excaliber » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:44 am

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:40 pm
President Trump's statement makes it more likely that the Senate will not pass the Bill. Why should a Senator risk an anti-gun vote knowing the President would veto it?

Chas.
Agreed, but this is a blaring alarm that the commucrats (including the so-called republicans who voted for this) are dead serious and laser focused on obliterating our freedoms just as fast as they can.

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