House Democrats passed universal background checks to leftist fanfare Wednesday, but one activist group worries the gun control could make life more difficult for illegals.
On February 18, 2019, Breitbart News reported that the Democrats rejected a Republican push to add an alert for ICE to the gun control bill. The Republican wanted to alert ICE if an illegal alien was discovered via a background check for a firearm.
On February 27, 2019, the Republicans secured a “motion to recommit,” thereby adding the ICE alert to the Democrats’ gun control bill.
In response the Community Justice Action Fund hedged its support for the Democrats’ gun control bill, noting that more gun laws should not be passed at the expense of illegals:
This is completely unacceptable: Background checks are supposed to help keep our communities SAFE — but NOT at the expense of our immigrant communities https://t.co/JGGsiPasCK
— Community Justice Action Fund (@_cjactionfund) February 27, 2019
The Community Justice Action Fund advertises itself as focused on helping “communities of color…end gun violence.”
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