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:
House GOP successfully amends gun background checks bill with provision to notify ICE when an illegal alien tries to buy a firearm pic.twitter.com/PsJKU9fFsh
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) February 27, 2019
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.
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