|WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Under a Rule (1 bill)
H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Judiciary)
The Rule provides for one hour of debate and makes in order the following amendments:
Lesko Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Allows the transfer of firearms without a background check to individuals who participate in the TSA Pre-Check program of the Department of Homeland Security.
Clarifies that someone who is at risk of suicide may temporarily transfer a gun to someone else under the bill’s exemption from the background check requirement in instances of imminent threats of death or great bodily harm.
Clarifies that the “grave bodily harm” exemption from the background check requirement includes the harm of domestic violence, dating partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic abuse.
Clarifies that the exemption for gifts and loans of firearms between parents and children applies to step-parents and step-children.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“The pain of losing a child to gun violence never goes away. I know – it’s that pain which drives me every day in my work to prevent gun violence.”
– Rep. Lucy McBath