AG Barr on Background Checks – Just Say No!

    Updated: September 21, 2019 at 2:59 pm EST  See Comments

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    AG Barr took an “idea sheet” to Congress to test the waters on background checks. The idea was similar to the rejected 2013 Manchin-Toomey bill. The White House has not taken ownership of Barr’s idea.

    Official Portrait of AG William Barr

    The “idea sheet” had these thoughts:

    Idea Sheet from WH and DOJ … by The Daily Caller on Scribd

    The idea sheet includes a new class of licenses, outside of the standard FFL, for “transfer agents.” In other words, if there is no FFL involved in a gun transfer, you’d have to have one of those licenses in order to sell a gun that was advertised. AG Barr was floating the possibilities to members of Congress to see if they would support it.  We hope they will not.

    The Daily Caller reported,

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    One source familiar with the meetings said that Barr pitched the legislation by warning that a lack of action could electrify the Democratic base prior to the 2020 election. Barr also did not consider the background check legislation a gun control measure, instead painting it as a tool to assist law enforcement in cracking down on

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