Should an individual who has committed a hate crime be prevented from purchasing guns?
• Robert Farago, a writer for The Truth About Guns, notes, “Haters have rights, too. Strip them of their right to keep and bear arms without proof of criminality and everyone’s rights go bye-bye.”
• According to Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, “Hate crimes are multiplying at an alarming rate, with major metro areas seeing a 20 percent increase last year. Congress has a responsibility now to make sure those criminals can no longer act out on that hate.”
Awaiting Vote .
This bill would prevent individuals who were previously convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes or who previously received enhanced sentences for misdemeanors because of hate or bias-related motives from purchasing guns. Sponsor: David Cicilline [D-RI-1]
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