#15: Guns, the Second Amendment, and what's so wrong with universal background checks, anyway?

[1:10] Refresh yo’self on the words in the Second Amendment!

[2:10] The House recently passed a universal background check gun-control bill. Read about it here: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/27/politics/house-vote-gun-background-check/index.html

[11:00]: If you’re interested in reading more about H.R. 8...go here! https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/8/text

[19:40}: Christina explains why H.R.1112 is actually more worrisome than the universal background check bill. Here’s the text: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1112

In layman’s terms: H.R. 1112 allows a firearms seller to indefinitely delay the sale of a gun to a purchaser if a background check is held up. It also seems to try and change the definition of mental illness when it comes to Second Amendment rights.

[34:07]: Has something fundamentally changed in our society that has resulted in more mass shootings? We discuss THAT, and why it’s important to talk to those around you about guns - even if it’s uncomfortable.

Before we sign off, here’s some more good reading!

Politifact did a decent overview of “mass shootings” in the U.S. here: https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2018/may/18/facts-mass-shootings-guns-united-states/

Crazy: FBI finds no motive in Las Vegas shooting, closes investigation

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/29/689821599/fbi-finds-no-motive-in-las-vegas-shooting-closes-investigation

Food for thought: None of these gun control measures would have stopped the Parkland shooting https://reason.com/blog/2018/02/16/gun-control-solutions-supported-by-exper

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Christina Powell