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House Judiciary Committee votes to advance gun legislation


Added 09-10-19 09:22:02pm EST - “A House panel on Tuesday voted to advance new gun legislation, as lawmakers in both parties tried to figure how far President Trump is willing to go on the issue in the wake of last month's deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “House Judiciary Committee votes to advance gun legislation”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A House panel on Tuesday voted to advance new gun legislation, as lawmakers in both parties tried to figure how far President Trump is willing to go on the issue in the wake of last month’s deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio.

The House Judiciary Committee approved legislation to incentivize states to adopt so-called “red flag” laws and set up a federal court process to temporarily seize guns from dangerous people.

The panel was also weighing legislation to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines and prevent people convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime from getting a gun.

“We are acting because of the urgent need to respond to the daily toll of gun violence in our communities, whether they are mass shootings or not, and whether or not they make national headlines,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat and chairman of the committee.

Democrats are also pressing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up House-passed legislation that would expand background checks to cover virtually all gun sales and to extend the time that federally-licensed dealers must wait to hear back from the FBI before proceeding with a sale.

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