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H.R. 1565: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013

Summary: To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process. (More Info)

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence 56,297 Facebook fans 8,810 Twitter followers

H.R. 1565 would expand background checks to private sales of firearms at commercial venues like gun shows and make it more difficult for dangerous individuals (i.e., convicted felons, domestic abusers, the dangerously mentally ill, etc.) to obtain guns.

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National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women 3,572 Facebook fans

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support House bill providing for Commonsense Background Check!

As we continue to keep up the pressure on our Senators to reconsider critical gun safety legislation, our focus shifts to the House of Representatives where legislation was recently introduced to expand background checks! This bill, H.R. 1565, introduced by Congressmen Peter King (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) mirrors the bipartisan Manchin/Toomey Senate compromise measure that would require background checks for all gun sales in commercial settings, including at gun shows, on the internet and in classified ads. While the Senate bill fell 5 ...

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Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) 454 Facebook fans

According to the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence,

“…H.R. 1565, introduced by Congressman Peter King (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) mirrors the bipartisan Manchin/Toomey Senate compromise measure that would require background checks for all gun sales in commercial settings, including at gun shows, on the internet and in classified ads. While the Senate bill fell 5 votes short of passage last month due to a procedural hurdle, Senators promise to have another vote soon...”

“…Due to loopholes in current law, domestic violence abusers are easily able to obtain firearms through private sales and transfers ...

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