BREAKING Full Text of Toomey-Manchin Gun Bill Released – Read Here
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Below you can find the full text of the Toomey-Manchin proposed amendment to the Democrat’s gun control bill.
The senators say that private sales are exploited by cirminals and the mentally insane, even though studies have shown that fewer than 5% of criminals get their guns through currently legal private purchases.
NONE of these proposed laws would have stopped Newtown or Aurora.
The following was released as a statement from Manchin’s office:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) today introduced the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act to prevent convicted criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from purchasing guns, while not infringing on law-abiding gun owners’ Second Amendment rights. These commonsense measures expand existing background checks to gun shows and online sales – a loophole easily exploited by criminals and the mentally insane who have inflicted unimaginable violence on our society.
The bill explicitly bans the federal government from creating a registry and creates a new penalty for misusing records to create a registry – a felony punishable by 15 years in prison. The bill also protects veterans’ rights by offering an appeals process before veterans lose their rights to bear arms. Finally, the bill creates a commission of non-elected experts in their fields who will study the causes of mass violence in the United States, looking at all aspects of the problem, including mental health, guns, school safety and portrayals of violence in the media. This broad approach is absolutely necessary to truly address our culture of mass violence.