“I don’t think we need more gun control. I think we need better idiot control,” Sen. John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana said. Senate Democrats are pushing for universal background checks.
This is the bill the Democrats are pushing. It requires states to do what they should be doing already, uploading criminal history records to the federal crime database. This is NOT a gun registry.
The Democrat’s bill also does nothing to close the so-called “gun show loopholes.” Closing that “loophole” would mean that all gun sales would require a background check just as a buyer would undergo if they purchased a gun from a retail store. As it stands, if you buy a gun from a friend, for example, the sale is just between you two, no background check needed. Gun lobbyists strongly oppose more regulations like this.