On Thursday, March 11th, 2021, the House of Representatives passed two background check bills: Universal Background Checks (HR 8) and Closing the “Charleston Loophole” (HR 1446). Despite Democrats claims to the contrary, HR 1446 wouldn’t have stopped the Charleston church shooting (June 17, 2015).
Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY), the co-chair of the House Second Amendment Caucus, discusses how the background checks discriminate against poor minorities. How exceptions are made only for cases of “imminent” danger. HR 8 is the same as other bills that Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups have pushed, and the concerns that we raised regarding this legislation at the state level.
See also our pieces in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and The Hill.