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house Bill H.R. 8

Should Gun Sellers Have to Wait for a Completed Background Check to Transfer a Firearm?

Argument in favor

If a background check is a required step in the process for an unlicensed buyer, there shouldn’t be an exception that allows the buyer to take possession of the gun when a background check takes more than three business days.

Shirley's Opinion
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02/24/2019
It's not unreasonable to want information re the criminal history of the person purchasing a weapon. When did common sense lose its potency?
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RjGoodman's Opinion
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02/27/2019
Well, yes! What good is a background check if you don’t wait for the results?
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Robert 's Opinion
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02/27/2019
Just as I have to wait until the light turns from red to green before I go forward, gun dealers need to wait for the results of a background check before they can sell/transfer a firearm.
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Argument opposed

It shouldn’t take more than three business days to complete a background check on an unlicensed prospective gun buyer, and if it does the business owner should be able to transfer the gun at their discretion.

Russ's Opinion
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02/24/2019
Just another way for the left to track firearms for their confiscation and bringing socialism, or worse to the U.S. The recent shooting in northern Illinois proves these checks do NOT work!
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Mark's Opinion
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02/27/2019
Thank you in advance for your strong opposition to H.R.8 The bill is a wolf in sheep‘s clothing. This bill would allow for AN UNLIMITED PERIOD OF TIME TO PERFORM A BACKGROUND CHECK AND THEREFORE AN UNLIMITED PERIOD OF TIME TO DENY A PURCHASE! Legitimate lawful purchases would easily be denied in this bill. Denied by bureaucrats simply strangling the resources required to perform the background checks. The resulting backlog of background checks would effectively eliminate the ability to purchase a firearm. This bill is clearly unconstitutional and in direct violation of our 2nd Amendment rights.
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ProudAmerican's Opinion
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02/27/2019
This would literally accomplish nothing except make it a little more difficult for Americans to peacefully own guns.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed February 27th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 240 Yea / 190 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 8th, 2019

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Bill Activity

  • Calendars
    Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 29.
  • Calendars
    Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
  • Floor
    Mr. Collins (GA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H2260)
  • Floor
    The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text: CR H2254)
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 145. (consideration: CR H2242-2263)
  • Floor
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • Floor
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 190 (Roll no. 99).
  • Floor
    On motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 220 - 209 (Roll no. 98).
  • Floor
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Collins (GA) motion to recommit with instructions pending a reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to insert new text on regulations in the case of a background check conducted by the national instant criminal background check system, in response to a contact from a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer, that the system notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if the individual is in violation of subsection (g)(5). Subsequently, the reservation was withdrawn.
  • Floor
    Mr. Collins (GA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • Floor
    The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
  • Floor
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • Floor
    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 8.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Van Drew amendment No. 4.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Horn amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Horn (OK) amendment No. 3.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dean amendment No. 2.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lesko amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lesko demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lesko amendment No. 1.
  • Floor
    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 8.
  • Floor
    The Speaker designated the Honorable Earl Blumenauer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
  • Floor
    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 145 and Rule XVIII.
  • Floor
    Provides for one hour of debate on each measure. Only those amendments printed in the report shall be in order and the previous question shall be considered ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 145.
  • Floor
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 145 Reported to House. Provides for one hour of debate on each measure. Only those amendments printed in the report shall be in order and the previous question shall be considered ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  • Calendars
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 3.
  • Committee
    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-11.
  • IntroReferral
    Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed February 27th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 240 Yea / 190 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 8th, 2019

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    It's not unreasonable to want information re the criminal history of the person purchasing a weapon. When did common sense lose its potency?
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    Just another way for the left to track firearms for their confiscation and bringing socialism, or worse to the U.S. The recent shooting in northern Illinois proves these checks do NOT work!
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    Well, yes! What good is a background check if you don’t wait for the results?
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    Just as I have to wait until the light turns from red to green before I go forward, gun dealers need to wait for the results of a background check before they can sell/transfer a firearm.
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    Thank you in advance for your strong opposition to H.R.8 The bill is a wolf in sheep‘s clothing. This bill would allow for AN UNLIMITED PERIOD OF TIME TO PERFORM A BACKGROUND CHECK AND THEREFORE AN UNLIMITED PERIOD OF TIME TO DENY A PURCHASE! Legitimate lawful purchases would easily be denied in this bill. Denied by bureaucrats simply strangling the resources required to perform the background checks. The resulting backlog of background checks would effectively eliminate the ability to purchase a firearm. This bill is clearly unconstitutional and in direct violation of our 2nd Amendment rights.
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    We cannot let guns get into the hands of dangerous terrorists, criminals, and domestic abusers. These guns should only be obtained by law enforcement, hunters, and law abiding citizens.
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    If you can’t pass a background check then you shouldn’t be allowed to purchase a firearm. The Brady Bill was created after Reagan was shot, all this Bill is doing is closing the loophole. The fact that dealers can sell a firearm to you after 3 days without a background check is absurd and completely defeats the purpose of the Brady Bill
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    It only makes sense to wait for a background check to be complete. So obvious.
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    This would literally accomplish nothing except make it a little more difficult for Americans to peacefully own guns.
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    Hi, if there is nothing wrong with the person trying to buy a gun, then waiting to do a background check wouldn’t hurt. Please vote to make a law for the person selling a gun to have to wait for the background check. Thanks, Bob
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    This is common sense legislation. Let’s get the country out of the NRA grip and start protecting our citizens. I see a lot of gun people quoting “shall not be infringed.” How about this quote from the very beginning of second amendment: “A well regulated militia...”. Last I looked, a lone person at a gun show is not a militia, and the gun laws in the US right now are certainly not well regulated.
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    Absolutely not, and stop trying to find backdoor means to infringe on our 2nd amendment, all of them actually. Stay away from OUR Constitution!!!
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    One safety step that would keep our country safe.
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    Hmmmm..... Should we allow Engineers and Architects to sign off on designs before they receive their professional license? Should we hand out diplomas and degrees before someone graduates? Should we release patients from a mental hospital before they have been given proper clearance for discharge? Of course the transfer of firearms should be held until the background check has been performed and cleared.
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    The reason for background checks is to determine past problems. Three days are too short. How about 10 days--- for each separate purchase.
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    Background checks are the least that we can do to try and keep firearms "legally" away from the mentally disturbed and known felons.
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    To the best of my knowledge most mass shootings occured with legally obtained firearms. So how would this bill benefit the public and why do we need another layer of bureaucracy.
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    I don’t see any harm in providing accurate information and checking the information for accuracy before guns are handed over to a purchaser. And if you can’t wait for a few days before you get your hands on the gun you are purchasing, perhaps you should have to adjust your reasoning and think about our country and people’s safety. You may not have any nefarious thoughts but someone else might.
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    A dishonest future administration could conceivably hold up all background checks thereby stopping all gun sales. No enumerated right should be at the mercy of government functionaries, we would not allow it for free speech or freedom of worship why would we allow despots to deny us the right to self defense.
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    Absolutely. What is the problem?
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