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Grassley, Cruz Introduce Legislation That Targets Criminals, Safeguards 2A

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) are introducing an alternative amendment to gun legislation pending on the Senate floor. Their “Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act” would preserve the Second Amendment while providing important fixes to existing law.

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Posted By: Jason
04/17/13 11:29 PM

Same Grandstanding, Different Day.

I'd like this to pass just for the Pro-2A bits (interstate handgun sales and national transport of handguns alone makes me happy).

But... can we please get someone in Washington willing to stop bullshitting everyone:

Initiates a study by National Institute of Justice and National Academy of Sciences to solve mass shootings.

Well, shit. That makes me sleep better at night knowing the government is spending money on a study to tell us that you can't stop crazy.
Posted By: barstoolguru
04/17/13 11:39 PM

ted cruz has been fighting for gun right ever since this thing started. he is and has took a common sense approach to gun laws and a lot of what they proposed is very good.

Require federal courts to submit relevant information to NICS;

Authorize FFL’s to access the FBI’s National Crime Information Center stolen gun database to ensure that a firearm is not stolen prior to acquisition;

These are very good points, something has to be done. It’s a matter of getting together and doing it. Someone is not going to like that outcome no matter what so why not take a controlled approach to it and keep the Bloomberg’s and Feinstein’s out of it

Posted By: Jason
04/18/13 06:17 AM

I agree we have to keep the grabbers at bay, I just get tired of meaningless acts.

While we can all agree that the mass shootings are acts of deranged individuals, not one of them had court ordered psychiatric care. So this is yet another red herring. Just like background checks, this would not have stopped anything that we've had happen.

I like to see existing gun laws enforced and understand closing loopholes, like I said, I want it to pass just for the transport and interstate handgun sales bits. But to believe you can stop acts of lunacy is, in itself, lunacy. The Secret Service doesn't surround the President because it's fun, they do it because they understand that nothing will stop a determined attacker other than equal force - or someone being a hero and taking a bullet meant for another person.
Posted By: barstoolguru
04/18/13 07:29 AM

Just like background checks, this would not have stopped anything that we've had happen.

  This is where we disagree, background checks will and do stop people that don't have any right to own a gun. Will it stop all of it; NO but it will stop a lot of it. The system needs to be improved and court reported violence and related charges need to be recorded. if someone spends time in a mental faculty this needs to be recorded also look what happen to chris kyle , that guy had no right to own a gun. Then there is the Michigan man the spent 2 years in the nut house and got out and bought 14 guns.

What is the price of convince; Someone’s life…. Maybe someone you know? We need to improve the system. Computers and the internet make this very possible when it wasn’t before