Despite pressure from the White house, the Democrats have obtained approval of the lower house of Congress of a draft law on strengthening control over the circulation of weapons in the United States. It provides for the introduction of a special verification of the identity of the person wanting to buy a pistol, shotgun or rifle.
The bill is one of the first global initiatives that the Democratic party promised to implement in the previous midterm elections. 240 congressmen voted for the introduction of the new rules of selling firearms, but against the decision made by 190 political figures. Among the Republicans there were 8 people who supported the initiative of the Democrats.
At the same time, the bill may meet substantial resistance from the Senate. This chamber controlled by the Republican party, much of which opposes any restrictions on the sale of weapons.
The White house has already stated that recommended the President to veto passed the House of representatives a bill. Advisers Donald trump think that it violates the Second amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees American citizens the right to own firearms.
The President previously claimed that he is ready to endorse any initiative aimed at tightening control over arms trafficking. Political experts doubt the sincerity of the words of Donald trump, since Republicans traditionally support the position of the National rifle Association (National Rifle Association of America, or NRA).
Thursday, February 28, the House of representatives will vote for another important draft law aimed at strengthening gun control. This time the Democrats want to extend the scan time from several minutes to 10 days. Naturally, such an initiative has been criticized by the Republican party.
In the lower house of Congress approved a bill to strengthen control over arms trafficking updated: February 28, 2019 author: Paul cat