S. 1317 : This bill would allow the Attorney General to deny the purchase of a firearm pursuant to an Instant check (or a permit which would allow a person to by-pass the Instant check) if he "suspect[s]" that the person has been engaged in conduct "related to terrorism" and the Attorney General has a "reasonable belief" that the firearm might be used in connection with terrorism.
The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act: O utlaws large-capacity ammunition magazines.
The Securing Citizens' Protection at Federal Events Act: P rohibits carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of any senior federal official.
The Gun Show Loophole Closing Act: R educes the number of guns to be sold through impromptu or unregulated gun shows.
The Fix Gun Checks Act: I ncreases federal authority over individual states' background-check procedures and boost mental-health services at all publicly funded higher-education institutions.
The cry for tougher gun curbs is age old. The heinous Sandy Hook school massacre made the cry for tougher gun curbs louder and more urgent. If that cry isn't heard yet again, finger-point Congress not Obama for killing life-saving gun curbs.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. He is a frequent political commentator on MSNBC and a weekly co-host of the Al Sharpton Show on American Urban Radio Network. He is the author of How Obama Governed: The Year of Crisis and Challenge. He is an associate editor of New America Media. He is the host of the weekly Hutchinson Report on KPFK-Radio and the Pacifica Network.
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