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Jun 02 2022
Claim: Those buying ammunition in the United States are not subject to a background check, but anyone who buys certain nasal decongestants is added to a national database.
Rating: Mostly True
Federal law does not require background checks for ammunition purchases, and neither do the vast majority of states. In the vast majority of states, anyone who buys aSnopes
May 24 2023
HARRISBURG, PA — Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Perry Warren (D-Bucks) that would expand background checks for firearm purchases and provide emergency protection for gun owners who are at risk of harming themselves or others passed Monday in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. H.B. 714, which would enact universal background checks, passed by a vote of 109-92, while H.B. 1018,Patch.com
Aug 13 2019
This is one of the better gun-control proposals around, even if that’s not saying much.
Much as we did after Sandy Hook, we find ourselves debating background checks in the wake of killings that would not have been prevented by one. More than 60,000 Americans died by gun homicide between 2013 and 2017, but our attention is drawn only to the rarest, most spectacular, and most unusualGuest Writer - Right
May 07 2023
A May 1 Instagram post (direct link, archive link) shows a screenshot of a 2018 news article with the headline "Obama Removed 500,000 Pedophiles From Background Check Database."
The article's subhead reads, "Barack Obama ordered the FBI to remove over 500,000 names of potential murderers and pedophiles from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, acting FBI director DavidUSA TODAY Fact Check
Dec 05 2023
Second Amendment, mental health advocates react to possible legislation for background check reporting when buying guns
ADVOCATES SAY THEY’RE JUST HAPPY THAT SOMETHING IS FINALLY GETTING DONE IN THE WAKE OF WHAT HAPPENED AT THE HOSPITAL. AT LEAST ONE POSITIVE THING MIGHT BE ABLE TO COME OUT OF THAT EVENT, AND THAT IS THAT NEW HAMPSHIRE CAN FINALLY GET THESE RECORDS OF PROHIBITED PERSONS INTO THE DATABASE. EVAN KNAPPEN, A CONCORD BASED ATTORNEY, AND SECOND AMENDMENT ADVOCATE, SAYS A BILL THAT WOULD HAVE THEABC 9 WMUR
Sep 01 2023
Joe Biden launched a war against the Second Amendment during his first days in office, and now he is taking that attempt to eliminate our rights to another level. Biden’s antagonistic Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is set to put new rules in place forcing background checks on more gun sales, according to The Washington Post. “The rules would codify changes outlined in theWestern Journal
Feb 26 2024
BURLINGTON, Vt. — An Indiana man is accused of lying about his authority and past, claiming not only to be a federal law enforcement agent but also telling a woman he was a former Marine and member of a task force back in Indiana — none of which is true. Brandon Anderson, 34, of Greenwood faces two counts of impersonating an officer or employee of the United States and one count of making aFox 59
Apr 13 2023
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Anyone who wants to buy a gun in Michigan will have to undergo a background check, and gun owners will be required to safely store all firearms and ammunition when around minors under new laws signed Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The signing took place on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, where a gunman killed three students and injured fiveNBC News (Online)
Apr 11 2023
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) on Tuesday signed an executive order attempting to strengthen the state’s background checks for gun purchases. He also called on state lawmakers to pass what are known as red flag laws that would temporarily remove guns from people deemed dangerous. Lee’s announcement comes two weeks after six people, including three children, were killed at a private ChristianWashington Post
Feb 26 2024
A former Missouri Democratic senator-turned-MSNBC regular demanded this week that the New York Times and other media stop fact-checking President Biden, suggesting not enough attention has been given to former President Trump's purported "vomits [of] lies."
"I move that every newspaper in America quit doing any fact checks on Joe Biden until they fact-check Donald Trump every morning onFox News (Online News)