House democrats propose bill to close gun law loopholes

House democrats propose bill to close gun law loopholes

Mourners hold candles Thursday during a vigil for the victims from the mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery store, where 10 people, including a police officer, were killed Monday. Photo by Bob Strong/UPI | May 20 (UPI) — House Democrats have introduced a bill to close loopholes in U.S. gun laws in a effort to prevent mass shootings. Sponsored by Rep. Val Demings of Florida and introduced Wednesday, the Protecting Our Communities Act groups together several gun safety bills into "an ambitious effort to take action to prevent gun violence," her office said in a statement . Advertisement The broad bill specifically regulates so-called ghost guns by requiring gun kits to include a serial number and a background check to complete a sale while also regulating concealable assault rifles that were manufactured to circumvent the National Firearms Act. H.R. 3299 also mandates authorities to alert state and local law enforcement within 24 hours of when an ineligible individual lies on a background check when purchasing a gun and codifies the previous Trump administration’s so-called bump stock rule. "I’m sick of inaction while easily fixed loopholes cause death and tragedy in our communities," Demings said. "I’m proud to join with my colleagues on this commonsense legislation." Seven Democrats along with Demings introduced the bill that Demings’ office said had the goal to be swiftly passed. Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York whose bill on ghost guns was included in the legislation said closing loopholes to prevent those who shouldn’t […]

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