Why laws with loopholes, one wonders?
H.R. 8 — “To require a background check for every firearm sale.”
Well, maybe not every one.
An amendment, offered by Mr. Van Drew, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 116-14 to clarify that the exception for gifts and loans of firearms between parents and their children applies to step-parents and step-children.
The Van Drew Amendment was agreed to by voice vote, but why in the world should there be exceptions?
An amendment, offered by Mrs. Lesko, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 116-14 to allow the transfer of firearms to individuals who participate in the TSA Pre-Check program of the Department of Homeland Security.
The Lesko Amendment failed by recorded vote 182-250. Tom Reed voted AYE as did most Republicans.
An amendment, offered by Ms. Dean, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 116-14 to clarify that the exemption from the background check requirement in instances of imminent threats of death or great bodily harm would apply to someone who is at risk of committing suicide.
The Dean Amendment was agreed to by voice vote. I believe the intent is to allow a gun to be taken without a background check to prevent a crime or a suicide.
An amendment, offered by Ms. Horn, Kendra S., numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 116-14 to clarify that “great bodily harm” includes domestic violence, dating partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic abuse.
The Horn Amendment was agreed to by recorded vote 310-119. Tom Reed voted AYE.
Mr. Collins (GA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add new text to the bill related to regulations that may be implemented by the Attorney General.
The Collins motion was agreed to by recorded vote 220-209. Tom Reed voted AYE.
On passage, H.R.8 was agreed to 240-190. Tom Reed voted NAY.