The House had a tense debate over new gun control laws. The body met Thursday with its discussion of H.R.8, which is a measure that would expand background checks to every gun sale.
Democrats have said a longer waiting period and keeping track of private sales would stop gun violence. However, experts like Dr. John Lott, the Crime Prevention Research Center President, have said there are several problems in the Democrats’ reasoning.
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While the bill is called the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, just three of the bill’s co-sponsors are GOP members. Meanwhile, debate is already starting on a second bill titled the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021, but this new bill is on hold.
Nonetheless, the legislation was passed on Thursday with a final vote of 227-203. The measure will now go to the Senate for a vote.
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