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Sens. Cruz, Grassley Announce Gun Replacement Bill

Rich656 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 6:14 PM
cont'd No "documented" history? Well friends, family, school personnel, etc. know there's something wrong with the person, but no one is "required" to undergo any type of formal, in depth psychological exam or treatment for whatever sociopathic issue they have, so none of that information Can be available for background checks. Take the joker that shot Gabby Giffords, had some funky alter in the backyard of his parents house, his college kicked him out for threatening his fellow students, he was even arrested by the cops(who didn't know about his violent tendencies), but none of this was public knowledge so it didn't show up in background checks when he purchased his gun. con't below

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...