As 2019 continues to play out, House Democrats are pushing for tighter and more austere gun control laws.
Reviewing the Push for Stricter Gun Control
Yesterday, House Democrats put forth the H.R. 8 bill. In essence, the H.R. 8 bill would mandate background checks to occur on all sales of firearms. Of course, the left-wing is all for this and maintains that it will reduce violence carried out by guns. This is a common viewpoint which is peddled and supported by Democrats.
However, Republicans have a different outlook and their own objections to the H.R. 8 bill. The GOP largely believe that the latest push for gun control would penalize law-abiding gun owners while doing nothing to crack down on criminals.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise articulated conservatives’ concerns in the following public statement:
“Whether intentionally or not, the gun control proposals in H.R. 8 could turn law-abiding citizens into criminals while also failing to achieve the stated purpose of reducing gun violence.”
A Closer Look at Gun Control
Democrats overwhelmingly support gun control legislation. As a matter of fact, gun control is an issue which House Speaker Pelosi affirmed would garner left-wing attention and action this year. Many left-leaning Americans argue that Democrats are not attempting to take away guns from lawful citizens; however, not everyone believes this.