Bipartisan Bill to Fix Gun Background Check System Introduced in Senate

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(Worthy News) - A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill designed to address failures in the FBI's gun background check system on Thursday.

The Fix NICS Act would implement punishments for federal agencies that fail to comply with criminal reporting requirements, including prohibiting bonuses for political appointees at failing agencies. It would reward states that properly report records with federal grant preferences and incentives. It would also require the attorney general to produce a semi-annual report on whether or not federal agencies are complying with reporting requirements.

The eight senators attached to the legislation—John Cornyn (R., Tex.), Chris Murphy (D., Conn.), Tim Scott (R., S.C.), Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), Dean Heller (R., Nev.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.)—said it is an important step to preventing further lapses in the gun background check system like the one that allowed the Texas church shooter to obtain his guns. [ Source: Washington Free Beacon (Read More...) ]

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