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Sens. Cruz, Grassley Announce Gun Replacement Bill

SdAufKla Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 3:07 PM
What a concept - legislation actually oriented at the problem areas of firearms possession and not at law-abiding citizens exercising their 2nd Amendment rights. Now novel - thus is doesn't have a snowball's chance in the Sahara of being enacted. At least it shows that with some thought, rational firearms laws can be crafted that don't infringe on 2nd Amendment rights.

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...