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Posted on January 8, 2008
Senate Passes NICS Improvement Act, House Concurs
(Note: On Jan. 8, 2008, President Bush signed H.R. 2640 into law.)
After months of careful negotiation, pro-gun legislation was passed through Congress on Wednesday, December 19, 2007. The National Rifle Association (NRA) worked closely with Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) to address his concerns regarding H.R. 2640, the National Instant Check System (NICS) Improvement Act. These changes make a good bill even better. The end product is a win for American gun owners.
Late yesterday, anti-gun Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), failed to delay progress of this pro-gun measure. The Violence Policy Center, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and other gun control and gun ban groups are opposed to the passage of this legislation because of the many pro-gun improvements contained within.
The NICS Improvement Act does the following to benefit gun owners:
The bill includes significant changes from the version that previously passed the House, including:
On Wednesday evening, by unanimous consent, the U.S. House accepted the Senate amendment to H.R. 2640. The legislation is headed to the President's desk for his signature into law.
NICS, Background Checks/NICS, Waiting Periods, HR 2640
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