Dems plan to introduce universal background check bill

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 3:37 PM PT – Fri. January 4, 2018

House Democrats will reportedly introduce gun control legislation next week.

Reports Friday, said Democrats are proposing a bill, requiring universal background checks for all gun purchases.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. stands in a hallway and speaks on the phone as she arrives back at the Capitol building after meeting with President Donald Trump about border security in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The bill calls for federal background checks on all sales, not just through licensed firearm dealers.

Critics point out that such checks are not effective, pointing to past mass shootings in which the shooter was able to legally obtain guns with a background check, or use a legally owned firearm belonging to a relative.

The bill is not expected to pass the Republican-controlled Senate.

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