The Huffington Post (yeah, not my favorite site either) is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will introduce gun control legislation today that will include “universal” background checks. And that’s not all…
Senator Reid had the following to say in a statement, emphasis added.
Later tonight, I will start the process of bringing a bill to reduce gun violence to the Senate floor. This bill will include the provisions on background checks, school safety and gun trafficking reported by the Judiciary Committee. I hope negotiations will continue over the upcoming break to reach a bipartisan compromise on background checks, and I am hopeful that they will succeed. If a compromise is reached, I am open to including it in the base bill. But I want to be clear: in order to be effective, any bill that passes the Senate must include background checks.
But wait, there’s more.
Earlier today we told you that Senator Feinstein’s assault weapons and magazine capacity legislation would be allowed on the floor as amendments to the gun control legislation, and that’s exactly what Senator Reid is going to do. He said:
The bill I advance tonight will serve as the basis for opening debate. Once debate begins, I will ensure that a ban on assault weapons, limits to high-capacity magazines, and mental health provisions receive votes, along with other amendments. In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for all of these provisions to receive votes, and I will ensure that they do.
But wait, there’s more, and this is the worst part.
Senator Reid will use the background check bill sponsored by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), which includes a provision that requires records to be kept of all gun sales in the nation. That, my friends, is not only “universal” background checks, but “universal” registration.
You can read more here.
Don’t wait on this one. Contact your Senators and Representative today. Let them know, respectfully, to vote NO on universal background checks and registration. Many of these politicians are claiming that most Americans support this legislation. Make your voice heard before it’s too late.