GOP Successfully Adds ICE Alert for Illegals Buying Guns to Democrat Bill

A customer shops for a handgun at the K&W Gunworks store on the day that U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, DC announced his executive action on guns on January 5, 2016 in Delray Beach, Florida.
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Republican leadership in the House successfully added a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) alert for illegal aliens attempting to buy guns to the Democrats’ gun control bill on Wednesday.

Yahoo News reported that the Democrats passed H.R. 8 — the bill criminalizing private gun sales — by a vote of 240–190. The bill would not have prevented a single mass shooting in the last ten years, but it makes a criminal out of someone who sells a gun to a lifelong neighbor, or someone who sells a gun to a friend he has known since childhood.

Politico’s Jake Sherman reported that Republicans were able to use a “motion to recommit” to add an alert for ICE to the bill.

WSB Atlanta’s Jamie Dupree tweeted:

As Breitbart News reported, the Democrats had previously rejected a Republican proposal to alert ICE if an illegal alien is discovered via a background check for a firearm.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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