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  • the bill is passed.

  • The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved a pair of gun control bills as Democrats seized upon a shifting political landscape that they said improved chances for enacting new laws.

  • After years of failed attempts.

  • The first measure passed the House 227 to 203 with support from eight Republicans.

  • It would close a longstanding loophole in gun laws by expanding background checks to those purchasing weapons over the Internet, at gun shows and through certain private transactions.

  • The bill is passed.

  • The second bill passed 219 to 210 with two Republicans supporting it.

  • It would give authorities 10 business days for federal background checks to be completed before a gun sale can be licensed.

  • Currently, it's three days.

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said bipartisan support for the bills would lead the drumbeat of change across America.

  • If you're afraid to vote for gun violence prevention because of your political survival, understand this.

  • The political survival of none of us is more important than the survival of our Children.

  • Republicans opposing the bills argued that the legislation would not make streets safer and would infringe upon the constitutional right to bear arms.

  • President Joe Biden is a supporter of expanded gun control measures, but the legislation will face a tougher battle in the U.

  • S Senate, where Democrats and Republicans are split 50 50.

  • The Bills would likely need 60 votes to pass.

  • Many Democrats want to go even further than Thursday's measures by banning sales of some high capacity, military style rifles that can fire ammunition rapidly.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/12
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