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house Bill H.R. 6624

Should it be Easier to Buy Guns From Licensed Dealers Across State Lines?

Argument in favor

Severely restricting interstate gun sales made sense in the past, when background checks weren’t comprehensive at a national level. However, given the robustness of the FBI’s current federal background check database, it’s no longer necessary to ban interstate gun sales.

Shari's Opinion
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08/19/2018
You can buy a vehicle across state lines. You can do 100’s of other things across state lines. None Of Which Are Protected By The CONSTITUTION!! Get over yourselves. If your Drivers License is good across a state line, Your Constitutionally Protected Right of the 2nd Amendment TRUMP’s that. The US Constitution supersedes States Rights as pertains to the actual articles & Amendments. ie-The 2nd Amendment. Grow up
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Karan's Opinion
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09/21/2018
It says licensed dealers. So yes. It’s Second Amendment Rights
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Jim2423's Opinion
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09/21/2018
Once a person passes a federal back ground check there should be no problem. Weapons do not go directly by mail to the buyer. It would have to go through a licensed gun dealer to the local licensed gun dealer for delivery.
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Argument opposed

Many states have their own firearms control laws which differ from federal laws, and it’s impossible to expect that firearms sellers will know each state’s law to ensure that their purchasers are eligible to own guns in their home state.

Chickie's Opinion
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08/18/2018
Gun control should be just that ~ controlled. I will say upfront, I am not advocating for the removal of the second amendment. However, as citizens we must come together to figure out how we can all coexist, without the killing of children or families by semi~ or automatic weapons. Our country has lost too many young lives, usurped too many families, to tragedies by the use of these weapons that should be used only by our military. Therefore my answer is no, it should NOT be easier to buy guns from licensed gun dealers over state lines.
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Nancee's Opinion
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09/21/2018
The purchase of guns should be harder not easier. 3 workplace shootings in the last 24 hours with legally acquired firearms should be a testimonial as to why making gun purchases easier is not a good idea on any level.
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Gordon's Opinion
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09/21/2018
This is America. The easiest place in the world to buy guns and now they want to make it even easier. Come on. Stop the insanity!
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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedJuly 26th, 2018
    You can buy a vehicle across state lines. You can do 100’s of other things across state lines. None Of Which Are Protected By The CONSTITUTION!! Get over yourselves. If your Drivers License is good across a state line, Your Constitutionally Protected Right of the 2nd Amendment TRUMP’s that. The US Constitution supersedes States Rights as pertains to the actual articles & Amendments. ie-The 2nd Amendment. Grow up
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    Gun control should be just that ~ controlled. I will say upfront, I am not advocating for the removal of the second amendment. However, as citizens we must come together to figure out how we can all coexist, without the killing of children or families by semi~ or automatic weapons. Our country has lost too many young lives, usurped too many families, to tragedies by the use of these weapons that should be used only by our military. Therefore my answer is no, it should NOT be easier to buy guns from licensed gun dealers over state lines.
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    The purchase of guns should be harder not easier. 3 workplace shootings in the last 24 hours with legally acquired firearms should be a testimonial as to why making gun purchases easier is not a good idea on any level.
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    This is America. The easiest place in the world to buy guns and now they want to make it even easier. Come on. Stop the insanity!
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    Most of these assholes doing mass shootings obtain their murder weapons through legal means, and we are the only industrialized nation where this happens, but we want to make it EASIER to get guns across state lines? This sounds like about a dozen different types of stupid.
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    No this is crazy. It should be harder. What is so wrong with a thorough background check?
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    Does anyone else find it ironic this bill was introduced by Steve Scalise, the member of Congress who almost lost his life due to a shooting at a baseball practice? Apparently, like so many of his colleagues, campaign donations and gun-lobby support is more important to him than his own life. That may be true for him, but it is no longer true for a majority of Americans. The second amendment is not absolute just as the first amendment does not give anyone the right to go into a crowded movie theater and yell FIRE or stand in a long, slow-moving TSA line at an airport and talk about bombs in your checked luggage. Isn't it about time we had a SERIOUS discussion about the easy access to guns in this country? I have been waiting since Columbine, just down the road from my office at the time. That was almost 20 years ago and I am still waiting. How many more innocent human beings have to die before the legislators in this nation pass sensible laws to make it harder to get a gun, not easier? I bet Scalise views himself as pro-life, until the death occurs at the hands of someone with a gun. Then he is pro-gun.
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    The majority of gun violence here in NJ is committed with guns from other states. We need to make it HARDER to circumvent our state’s gun laws—not easier.
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    Absolutely not!!!!
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    It says licensed dealers. So yes. It’s Second Amendment Rights
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    Once a person passes a federal back ground check there should be no problem. Weapons do not go directly by mail to the buyer. It would have to go through a licensed gun dealer to the local licensed gun dealer for delivery.
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    NO!! NO!! NO!! Guns are ALREADY WAY TOO EASY to buy! We need to CLOSE loopholes in background checks for gun shows/ dealers. Our gun-crazed nation is AWASH in guns!! We need to promote another, much more positive way to “Be a man”, NOT with guns!
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    Yes, as long as they are a licensed business, as long as they pass the background check, and State and Federal guidelines are met. There are no restrictions in the 2nd Amendment. #MAGA #Protect the 2nd Amendment
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    Do you know what each State gun laws allow for in each State? If not keep your guns in your own State.
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    Of couse. No infringement. #2ndAmendment
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    What would be the point of state gun control then? This is an attempt for yet another loophole.
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    There’s a process in place now. Why does it need to be easier?
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    No to easy murder weapon access.
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    It should be almost impossible to buy guns, period!
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    We should not be able to buy guns across state lines. We should not be able to by guns within state lines. We should not be able to by guns in our home city. We should not be able to buy guns. Guns are made specifically with the intention to kill someone or some animal. The argument for "responsible" gun owners is thrown out the window when "responsible" gun owners "legally" by guns and then open fire on concerts, parks, shopping areas, and schools. We as a nation clearly are not responsible enough to legally own weapons of murder and destruction. I don't care if this violates your second amendment rights. I don't care if it's written in the fucking constitution. We have one of the highest ratings of gun deaths in the world, if not the highest, because as a nation we have made our second amendment rights more important than the lives of innocent civilians and children. We citizens should not own guns, and even law enforcement continue to show even more evidence that THEY cannot handle guns responsibly when officers who are meant to protect us murder innocent civilians, especially minorities, for minor offenses, or for the offense of their existing. We should not own guns. We should not be able to buy means of murder like we buy milk at the fucking grocery store.
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