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Jim Clyburn

Gun sales loopholes that should be closed

Gun sales loopholes that should be closed

In the wake of deadly mass shootings in Charleston, S.C., and Chattanooga, Tenn., the nation finds itself once again debating whether and how to further limit access to firearms. Unfortunately, meaningful change is unlikely in a Congress where fealty to the NRA and its ridiculous drive for a fully armed America outweighs politicians' commitments to the safety of the people who elected them. Still, we must continue to push the boulder up the hill and urge Congress to approve two common-sense bills to expand and make existing laws more effective. Under federal law, the name of anyone buying a firearm through a licensed gun dealer must be matched against the National Instant Criminal...

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