After Passing Background Checks in 1993, Dems Got Romped in 1994

December 30, 2013 0 Comments

After Passing Background Checks in 1993, Dems Got Romped in 1994

Then, as now, we had a Democrat president--Bill Clinton--and a Democrat-controlled Senate, under Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell (D-Maine). 

The difference between then and now is that the House of Representatives was also controlled by Democrats, so they were able, legislatively, to do whatever they wanted to do, whenever they wanted to do it. And they wanted background checks; therefore, they passed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act in 1993. It required a five-day waiting period on handgun purchases, during which time the FBI did a background check on the prospective handgun purchaser. 

Clinton signed the measure into law on November 30, 1993, and in November 1994, the Republicans picked up 54 seats in the House and gained control of the Senate, as well. 

Then, as now, Democrats said the American people wanted background checks. Now, as then, Republicans should be running against the Democrat push for more gun control. 

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins

 


                






Also in News

VIDEO: Watch President Donald Trump Sign Executive Order on Obamacare
VIDEO: Watch President Donald Trump Sign Executive Order on Obamacare

January 20, 2017 0 Comments

Thursday evening President Donald J. Trump signed his first executive order in the Oval Office.

Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Protester Screams in agony as President Trump is sworn in
VIDEO: Protester Screams in agony as President Trump is sworn in

January 20, 2017 0 Comments

New video footage of an anti-Trump protester appearing to have a meltdown as the 45th President of the United States of America is sworn into office.

Continue Reading →

VIDEO: President Donald Trump Gives Hillary Clinton A Standing Ovation
VIDEO: President Donald Trump Gives Hillary Clinton A Standing Ovation

January 20, 2017 0 Comments

Shortly after being sworn in President Donald Trump lead a standing ovation to honor former President Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Continue Reading →