Trump’s Gun Laws Strengthen The Background Check Registry But Also Limit Mental Health Reporting
Congress’s big response to mass shootings this year was to beef up the background check registry, but the other major gun law signed by President Trump prevents some people with serious mental illnesses from being added to that registry.
Republicans Are Looking To Pass A Minor Background Check Bill And Avoid A Gun Control Debate Altogether
Despite a series of gun control proposals in Congress, Senate leadership appears to be focused on a single background check bill, and even that may never see the floor due to disagreements between the two parties.
Colorado Governor To Sign Gun Control Legislation
Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper is also planning to sign a bill reviving user fees for gun purchasers needing background checks, Associated Press reports. Colorado charged $10 background-check fees more than a decade ago, but the fees were dropped.