The bill would mandate background checks for ALL gun and rifle buying or transfers….
It has NO chance of passing in the Senate where Republicans have a majority….
This back and forth between the US House and Senate on legislation is going to happen often….
The House Judiciary Committee late Wednesday voted along party lines to advanced legislation that requires background checks for all gun purchases and transfers.
Why it matters: The vote comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, America’s deadliest mass shooting, and is the first major gun violence prevention measure to pass the panel in several decades. The bill heads to the House floor, but has virtually no chance of passing in the Republican-controlled Senate…..
Southern and Western Democratic Senators would probably NOT support the bill either….