Houses Passes GUN Bill 228-198

The House of Representatives has just passed a bill that will extend background checks from 3 days to 10 days.

“In 228-198 vote, House passes bill that would extend the background-check review period for firearms from 3 days to 10 days; bill requires Senate passage and president’s signature.”

As reported by The Hill:

“The House voted Thursday to approve legislation that would extend the review period for background checks on firearm purchases, making it the second major gun bill to pass in as many days.

The Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019 passed in a 228-198 vote. Three Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the measure. Seven Democrats opted to buck party lines and vote against the bill.

The legislation spearheaded by House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) would lengthen the initial review period for a background check from three to 10 days.

Following the 10-day period, gun buyers could request “an escalated review to spur the FBI to complete its investigation” if the background check isn’t completed. If the background check remains incomplete after that period, the purchase can be completed.”

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