Elder Patriot – Conservatives have long recognized that Democrats only want to take guns away from law-abiding American citizens. Now they have proof.
Via Breitbart News:
During the hearings for universal background checks, House Democrats rejected a Republican proposal to alert U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if an illegal alien is discovered via a background check for a firearm.
Fox News reported that the universal background check bill, H.R. 8, passed the House Judiciary Committee on a 23–15 party-line vote. Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) had proposed an amendment to H.R. 8, which would have required a notification be sent to law enforcement “when an individual attempting to purchase a firearm fails a federal background check.”
After Steube’s common sense amendment was rejected by Democrats, the Florida congressman commented:
“Clearly, the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee don’t care about preventing gun violence, they simply are playing politics with Americans’ Second Amendment rights. The fact that Democrats do not want law enforcement notified if an individual attempting to purchase a firearm fails a background check is truly troubling.”
“In rejecting this amendment, the Democrats have shown their true colors. It is clear they are not interested in preventing gun violence or stopping the illegal purchase of firearms, but rather they are only interested in limiting the rights of law-abiding citizens to advance their own political agenda.”
Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL), always a staunch defender of the Second Amendment signaled his support of Steube and questioned Democrats’ motives:
Democrats hate ICE so much, they would prefer to keep ICE from knowing when illegals try to get guns. https://t.co/S5r6fJva9z
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) February 15, 2019
Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, (D-NY), resorted to seriously inflating murders-by gun-statistics when he claimed there was a “national crisis of gun violence” that claimed nearly 40,000 lives in 2017:
“Our country is awash in guns, and we have the shameful death toll to show for it.”
Rep. Nadler’s numbers conflict with official FBI crime statistics from 2017… and every other year.
Here are the official murder statistics straight from the FBI’s website:
Total firearm murders, nationwide in 2017 (the most recent reporting year) were 10,982. Rifles, which Democrats are focused on seizing, were only used in 403 murders.
Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) tried shutting down the debate over Steube’s Amendment calling for ICE to be notified when a background check reveals the purchaser is an illegal alien.
She called universal background checks for all gun sales common sense then added:
“This isn’t a debate, it’s a show. Let’s move forward.”
Common sense? What good will background checks do if law enforcement isn’t alerted when persons who have been previously found to have violated the law try to buy a firearm?
Where’s the teeth in that legislation? Rep. Demings you’re right, this is a show.