House Passes Gun-Control Measures

Expanded background checks among the bills’ provisions.

On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a pair of gun-control bills that were blocked in the previous Congress. One measure would expand background checks to nearly all gun sales. It passed 227-203.

A separate measure would extend the window for background checks to 10 days from three days, giving law enforcement more time to vet individuals before they can purchase guns. The vote was 219-210.

The measures now move to the Senate where their fate is uncertain.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the Senate as they consider the two measures relating to restrictions on gun ownership.
  • For the federal authorities to be discerning as they consider measures that infringe upon the Second Amendment rights.

Sources: The Hill, Wall Street Journal


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