Speaker Boehner-Bring The Thompson-King Gun B/G Check To The Floor
Mike is a moderate. Rated c+ by the NRA, he proposes better B/G checks on a national basis. I agree. It has been noted there are no weapons provisions, and the NRA helped draft the bill it probably now opposes. *sigh*
Folks, I’m sending a letter to the speaker via email, and I suggest that any and all of you who agree this bill would help do the same. Page rules forbid my putting an email in this Page. So here is a link to the Speakers website.
I’m not posting my letter as I don’t think boiler plate copy/paste works well. Take a moment and send a note. At least then we can say we gave it a shot.
“I’d bet it would not get to the House floor,” Thompson, D-Napa, told a meeting of The Press Democrat editorial board.
In an election year, any measure related to gun control is problematic for Democrats as well as Republicans, he said.
“There are a lot of folks who don’t want to do anything tough,” said Thompson, chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.
But Thompson said the bill he co-authored with Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, now has 189 co-sponsors, including three Republicans.
A look at the bill
Said to be identical to this previous bill