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Sens. Cruz, Grassley Announce Gun Replacement Bill

Great Scott! Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 3:51 PM
Must be at Warner-Robins, Uber. We don't get too many F-15s here at Hill, unless they're on their way back to or coming from Mountain Home, but I can always tell because they're louder than hell with that extra engine. Same with the F-22s, but they're a little rarer. I love that sound too...God bless them.

Senators Ted Cruz (Texas) and Chuck Grassley (Iowa) introduced an alternative gun bill this morning that would replace the current Senate proposal from Chuck Schumer and would replace the Manchin-Toomey background checks legislation. The proposal is the "Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act." This Cruz-Grassley proposal would "improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, increase resources for prosecutions of gun crime, address mental illness in the criminal justice system, and strengthen criminal law by including straw purchasing and illegal firearm trafficking statutes."

Grassley put an emphasis on the mental illness part of the bill. "We’ve put together...