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Grassley Votes Against Criminalizing Private Firearms Transfers

johnnyb5 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 3:23 PM
we have already seen in New York and Virgina how gun registration laws have been abused by the publishing of the names of gun owners in local newspapers. Grassley is quite correct. When registration fails, the only remaining recourse is confiscation. And historically, this is the only way it has ever been applied. Sorry. Not in this country.

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...