Biden: Task Force Might Propose Universal Background Checks, Private Gun Sales Ban on Tuesday

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Vice President Joe Biden announced that his gun control task force’s recommendations will likely be revealed on Tuesday. The VP signaled that universal background checks and outlawing private gun sales could be among the ‘suggestions.’

The Weekly Standard had more:

“And so the kinds of things that there’s an emerging set of recommendations, not coming from me but coming from the groups we’ve met with,” said Biden today, before a closed door meeting on gun control. “And I’m going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership and the type of weapons can be owned. And one is, there is a surprising — so far — a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. Not just close the gun show loophole but total, universal background checks, including private sales.”

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Universal background checks could be a way around a national gun registry. As relayed at IJR yesterday, the Obamacare law forbids the federal government enacting such a registry.

H/T The Weekly Standard

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