What’s up in Congress after the latest mass shootings

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    What’s up in Congress after the latest mass shootings

    Lots of congressional action is taking place right now to tighten up gun ownership.
    Here is a list of current legislation being proposed.

    The latest wave of mass shootings is fueling a new push to curb gun violence — but it’s not clear what, if anything, can get passed by a divided Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump.

    Here are some of the main proposals up for debate.

    Background checks
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    Trump has spoken positively about strengthening background checks, and House Democrats have passed legislation to do so. But Senate Republicans have long resisted the proposals and many remain deeply skeptical.

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

    H.R. 8: The bill would require background checks on all gun sales, including between private parties at gun shows or over the internet. The House passed the bill, which advocates called the most sweeping move to curb gun violence in decades, in February.

    H.R. 1112: The House also passed legislation in February to lengthen the period of time the FBI has to complete a background check from three days to 10. The measure is intended to close the “Charleston loophole”; Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine African American churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., bought a gun despite pending felony drug charges against him.

    Manchin-Toomey: Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) are reviving their proposal to expand background checks to all commercial sales. The bill, which is narrower than the House-passed plan, has previously failed to gain enough Republican support to pass the Senate.

    Red flag laws
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    Trump has called for “red flag” laws, and a growing number of Republicans are endorsing them. Democratic leaders might be supportive but view action on that issue alone as a tepid response to the massacres.

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

    Graham-Blumenthal: Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are introducing legislation to create a grant program helping states establish red flag laws, which allow a family member or police officer to petition a court to restrict access to firearms for individuals who might be an imminent threat either to others or themselves.

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has his own red flag bill (S. 7), as does Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) (S. 506), to deliver federal funding for red flag laws in the states. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are also considering the idea.

    Assault weapons/magazines
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    Some Democrats are eager to revive the ban on assault weapons or eliminate high-capacity magazines, but most Republicans are dead-set against such proposals. Trump recently said that there was “no political appetite” for an assault weapons ban.

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

    S.66, H.R. 1296: Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have introduced legislation that would ban the sale, transfer, manufacturing or possession of assault weapons like a semiautomatic assault weapon or a large capacity ammunition feeding device, including a magazine. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) has introduced the legislation in the House.

    S. 447, H.R. 1186: Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) have introduced legislation that would ban the sale, manufacturing and importation of high-capacity magazines with more than 10 rounds.

    Domestic terrorism
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    Democrats have seized on the racist, anti-immigrant rhetoric of the El Paso shooter to call for legislation cracking down on domestic terrorism and white nationalism. Trump and Republicans have shown little interest in these plans.

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

    S. 894, H.R. 1931: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. Bradley Schneider (D-Ill.) have introduced legislation that would require offices within the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice and the FBI to keep track of domestic terrorist activity.

    S. 2043, H.R. 3545: Reps. Pete Olson (R-Texas) and Don Beyer (D-Va.), along with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), have bills that would give grants to states to create hate crime hotlines and provide more training for law enforcement agencies for reporting hate crimes.

    S. 1462, H.R. 2708: The legislation introduced by Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) would prevent an individual convicted of a violent hate crime from obtaining a firearm.

    H.R. 3106: Introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the bill would require an annual report on domestic terrorism from the FBI, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security.
    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort,
    to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson

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    The only thing that needs to change is Hipaa. The back ground Check needs to be able to check mental health status. Problem solved.


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    Don’t disagree. With two exceptions, every one of these mass shooters met the form 4473 requirements.
    The Dayton shooter had his neighbor buy the drum mag and armor so his parents wouldn’t know. How do we prevent this? The shooter did have a juvenile history of violence and had a hit list that was sealed as part of current laws.
    Mentally challenged juveniles don’t become model citizens at 21 yrs old.
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    "Domestic terrorism
    STATUS

    Democrats have seized on the racist, anti-immigrant rhetoric of the El Paso shooter to call for legislation cracking down on domestic terrorism and white nationalism. Trump and Republicans have shown little interest in these plans.

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

    S. 894, H.R. 1931: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. Bradley Schneider (D-Ill.) have introduced legislation that would require offices within the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice and the FBI to keep track of domestic terrorist activity.

    S. 2043, H.R. 3545: Reps. Pete Olson (R-Texas) and Don Beyer (D-Va.), along with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), have bills that would give grants to states to create hate crime hotlines and provide more training for law enforcement agencies for reporting hate crimes.

    S. 1462, H.R. 2708: The legislation introduced by Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) would prevent an individual convicted of a violent hate crime from obtaining a firearm.

    H.R. 3106: Introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the bill would require an annual report on domestic terrorism from the FBI, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security."

    I'm in favor of most of these as long as guys like the Dayton Ohio shooter, ANTIFA and related groups are labeled as domestic terrorist.
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    America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.

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    Exactly. Antifa which are far left idealogs and domestic terrorists some how have the blessing of the dimocratic party as evidenced by law enforcement officials in Portland Or. and Seattle Wa. allowing antifa to attack anyone that doesn’t agree with them without repercussion.
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    to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson

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