Thursday, June 14, 2007

House Passes Gun "Control" Legislation

The NRA and the Democrats agreed on something, and Hell didn't freeze over.

The House passed a bill that would strengthen the background checks done before a gun purchase to prevent someone like the Virginia Tech shooter from obtaining a firearm by adding those who are "mentally defective" to the list of people who will be red flagged during a background check.

The House passed the bill by voice vote and only one member had some opposition to it. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Congressman No himself

The bill is expected to pass the Senate and be signed by the President.

Thinking about it though, I'm not too sure how I feel about the term "mentally defective." It sounds like we're talking about a household appliance instead of a human being. It kinda bothers me actually.

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