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Sens. Cruz, Grassley Announce Gun Replacement Bill

Rich656 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 6:14 PM
cont'd But here's the problem, an 8 year old boy draws a picture of his Marine Dad's weapon and gets suspended from school, a little girl says she'll shoot her friend with her new bubble gun(a Christmas present) and gets suspended also. Now insert: gets suspended, sent to psych counseling for "violent tendencies", is never allowed to own a firearm because they're now "marked" for life as having a mental problem. Why? Simply for doing what little kids do. Even now Obamacare requires doctors to ask patients, especially child patients, about the number of firearms in their parents home. Lets enforce the current laws first, then decide what works and what needs to be fixed.

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...