House Democrats are wasting no time in pushing their gun agenda and plan on Tuesday to introduce a proposal to require universal background checks for gun purchases.
Under the plan, federal background checks will be required for all gun sales, including private transactions. A few exemptions will apply, such as transfers between family members or the “temporary use of a gun for hunting,” Politico reported. According to gun control activists, about one-fifth or more of gun sales do not include background checks.
The Democratic-majority House is all but guaranteed to pass the bill, which marks the first major gun control action by Congress in years. Senate Republicans, however, are likely to refuse to act on the bill. President Donald Trump is also a gun-rights supporter.