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Grassley Votes Against Criminalizing Private Firearms Transfers

Hypervigilant Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 4:46 PM
Cadams, If you are not federally licensed, then you are NOT subject to their jurisdiction. Of course, if you are in the business of firearms, then they insist that you get a federal license - whereby you will then (and only then) subject yourself to their jurisdiction.

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley cast a committee vote in opposition to the Protecting Responsible Gun Sellers Act today on Capitol Hill. The bill passed out of the Judiciary Committee along party lines and criminalizes all private firearms transfers, otherwise known as universal background checks. Grassley indicated in a statement today that the legislation was rushed and lacked bipartisanship.

"The first point I want to make goes to process.  When this bill was first listed on the Committee agenda to be marked up, it was just a list of findings.  It was not ready to be marked up. The language...