(ConservativeUnit.com)- The Senate is moving forward with hearing a bill that passed through the House of Representatives this week that would stunt people’s rights under the Second Amendment.
The bill, known as H.R. 8, passed through the House 22-203. Eight Republicans voted in favor of the bill.
The name of the bill is the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021. It will target any transfers of firearms between individuals that would normally bypass the National Instant Criminal Background Check System of the FBI.
Essentially, it would make it a crime for friends to trade guns. They’d need to go to the FBI before doing so to get an official clearance. The transfers would be criminal if the parties didn’t abide by the rules.
Now, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he’ll bring the Democrat-led bill to the U.S. Senate floor, where it will likely face stiff blowback from Republicans.
On Thursday, Schumer said:
“In the past, when they sent it over to us last time, it went into [former Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell’s legislative graveyard. The legislative graveyard is over. H.R. 8 will be on the floor of the Senate, and we will see where everybody stands.
“No more hopes and prayers, thoughts and prayers. A vote is what we need, a vote, not thoughts and prayers.”
The leader of the Democratic caucus in the Senate then went onto claim that his party has saved the lives of millions of people through past gun control legislation — and it will continue to do so. He said:
“Certainly, hundreds of thousands — maybe millions — of people walking the streets today because we passed [the 1994 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act] would be dead. But when we passed the law, little did we know it had some loopholes in it that we didn’t know at the time. We didn’t know there would be an internet, so we didn’t prohibit internet sales without a background check.”
Schumer is actually hoping people will believe that the Brady Act saved the lives of millions of people. According to the CDC in 2017, an average of roughly 40,000 people every year die from gun-related injuries in the United States.
Only if the Brady Act prevented every single one of those deaths would Schumer be correct and that total would reach more than 1 million.
In addition to that ridiculously off-base stat, Schumer is also incorrect in saying that you can buy a gun on the internet without a background check. In almost all cases, when you purchase a gun online, it has to be shipped to an authorized seller of guns.
That seller will then make sure you have passed the FBI background check before you can pick up your firearm.
Jason Ouimet, the executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, called this recent bill “a transparent attempt by gun control advocates in Congress to restrict the rights of law-abiding Americans under the guise of addressing the violent criminal culture in America.”