Nevada Representative Dina Titus (D-NV1) has co-sponsored a bill introduced by Representative Peter King (R-NY) which ought to get a hearing in the 113th Congress, but given the subject matter, and the disarray in House leadership, may not. H.R. 1565 offers a compromise solution to the firearms gun show/internet sale loophole.
The Congressional Research Service summary notes the purpose of the measure: “Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 – Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to reauthorize for FY2014-FY2017 the grant program for improvements to the criminal history record system.” For those wishing for the return of the assault weapons ban — it’s not here. Nor will we find any references to limiting the ammunition capacity of semi-automatic firearms. However, the bill does address the laxity with which we are allowing the sale of firearms to dubious buyers.
Here’s what the bill does:
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