We explain what two House bills on firearm background checks would do, and some of the spin coming from both sides.
Issues: background checks
Trump’s Mixed Record on Gun Control
A False Claim About H.R. 8 and a ‘Firearms Registry’
The Gun Debate
NRA Chief’s Bogus Background Check Claims
NRA’s Ominous But Misleading Appeal
NRA Misrepresents Police Survey, Legislation
Biden Revises NRA History on Background Checks
Vice President Joe Biden exaggerates when he waxes nostalgic about the “good old days” — a time when “everybody, including the NRA, thought background checks made sense.” Biden’s office says he was referring to the NRA’s support for background checks in the early 1990s and its stated support for expanding background checks to include gun shows in 1999.