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      Last week, the House passed two new gun control bills that would change the way that guns are bought and sold.

      On Thursday, the House passed two controversial bills aimed at enacting background checks for all gun sales and transfers, including private sales between neighbors, as well as closing the so-called “Charleston Loophole” to extend the waiting period the government may take if a background check is not completed in a timely fashion.

      H.R. 8, The Bipartisan Background Checks Act, passed 227-203. Eight GOP House members broke ranks and voted in favor of the legislation. This includes Reps. Vern Buchanan of Florida, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Andrew Garbarino of New York, Carlos Gimenez of Florida, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Maria Salazar of Florida, Chris Smith of New Jersey, and Fred Upton of Michigan. Salazar, Gimenez, and Garbarino are all freshman members.

      H.R. 8 would additionally create a database produce a federal database of all firearm transactions.

      “This is about creating a gun registry to track guns of the American people. There is no way to implement what the Democrats are trying to implement without doing that,” Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, said Wednesday on the House floor.

      View the Bill HR 8: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021.

      The second bill, H.R. 1446, intends to extend the waiting period from three days to 10 days in which a government official can approve a gun sale. This has been labeled the Charleston Loophole, after a church shooting in South Carolina that left nine dead.

      “The 3 day proceed to sale provision is a safety valve that ensures gun purchasers in the U.S. are not arbitrarily denied their Second Amendment Rights. Without the 3 day provision, the FBI has no incentive to complete checks in a timely manner,” The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action said in a statement.

      View the Bill HR 1446: Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021.

      Read the articles:
      House Passes Two Gun Control Bills To Delay Gun Sales, Create National Gun Registry

      New Gun Control Laws On The Way

      In Related News:

      First-time gun ownership has surged across the United States in recent months as gun background checks hit record highs.

      According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), as many as 8.5 million people bought their first gun in 2020. Furthermore, FBI data shows that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) processed more than 4,317,000 background check requests for gun purchases in January of this year, the highest number for a single month since November 1998.

      In February, NICS processed over 3,442,000 background checks nationwide, among which seven states had more than 100,000 requests. The total for January and February 2021 is close to the number of background checks completed for the entire year 2000.

      Another first-time gun owner in South California who only provided her first name, Susan, told The Epoch Times that she just legally purchased her first gun in February.

      “No one likes violence,” she said. “But now it’s the left who is using policy to treat us violently. We need to be able to defend ourselves. We buy guns legally. We buy guns to protect ourselves and our families. We will not hurt others. This is our constitutional right. We can choose to buy guns legally or not buy guns, but the choice should be in our hands, not to be taken away or manipulated by the left.”

      Susan added that many of her friends never thought about buying guns before last year’s epidemic, but later, as leftist policies became “more and more outrageous” and began to protect prisoners, everyone felt uneasy and started buying guns to protect themselves.

      Read the article:
      First-Time Gun Ownership Surges as Democrats Push Left-Leaning Policies

      View the video of Dave Keene, former NRA president, discussing Biden’s polices on the Second Amendment:

      Dave Keene: Biden Second Amendment Policies Most Radical Since 1960’S

      Dave Keene on second amendment policies of Biden

       

      Amendment II of the US Constitution
      A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

      Time to STAND UP for the Second Amendment!
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