The official position of the White House, the FBI and the ATF when I asked, after the Brady Bill
, was "The Brady law was neither designed nor intended to increase the number of federal prosecutions annually." The enabling legislation for the background check was enacted back in 1994.
of Texas tower shooting in 1966, the Gun Control Act of 1968, the Firearm Owners' Protection Act of 1986, the Brady Bill
and assault weapons ban of the 1990s, the Columbine High School shooting, the Sandy Hook shooting, the Las Vegas shooting in 2017, and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and the formation of the Never Again movement; and the demands of the movement and its impact on school safety, youth activism, gun control support, and other areas.
Bush, is a creature of the so-called "Deep State." We know that Bush, who very publicly resigned from NRA and sided with ATF, had a history of infringing on gun owner rights, having voted for the Gun Control Act of 1968, backed banning affordable handguns, imposed an import ban on semiautomatic firearms demonized as "assault weapons," wished for authority to ban domestic models, proposed "high capacity" magazine registration, offered a deal on the Brady Bill
and then turned his back on the people who helped elect him by closing the White House off to gun advocates.
The original Brady Bill
, passed after the attempted assassination of President Reagan, called for a waiting period on handgun purchases during which state or local law enforcement officials would conduct a background investigation into the buyer.
The Brady bill
, for example, would have let life insurers keep only 76.5% of their statutory reserves as tax reserves.
Clinton also mentioned the 1993 Brady Bill
, which required background checks for people who buy firearms from federally licensed dealers.
And she attacked Sanders' own credentials as a progressive, bringing up his votes against the 1993 Brady bill
that mandated federal background checks on gun purchases and his 2005 vote for a bill to protect gun manufacturers and dealers from lawsuits.
As first lady, Hillary Clinton advocated strongly for the landmark Brady Bill
. Sanders voted against it - five times.
The promise of transitioning to a less cumbersome, "instant" system was instrumental in allowing the Brady Bill
In 1993 when Bill Clinton was US President he signed the 'Brady Bill
' - the most important gun control bill in 25 years which prevented thousands of fugitives, stalkers and felons from buying them.
Further, Arnold Schwarzenegger [star of "Terminator Genisys"] has gone on record numerous times as being in favor of various aspects of gun control and is a strong supporter of the Brady Bill
Kopel had in mind proposals such as the Brady Bill
, enacted later that year, which created the current system of background checks for gun buyers.