Democrats and Their Imaginary Gun ‘Loopholes’

Rep. James Clyburn (D., S.C.) talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 13, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
These are almost always euphemisms used by Democrats defending laws they wish existed but do not.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE Y esterday, the National Shooting Sports Foundation obtained an email from Ashleigh Wilson, legislative director and counsel to House majority whip James Clyburn, urging congressional colleagues to co-sponsor to “The Enhanced Background Check Act.”

The bill, which will likely move forward without any debates, hearings, or mark-ups, is ostensibly meant to close the so-called “Charleston Loophole.”

Here is how Wilson describes it:

Today, Whip Clyburn will be re-introducing the Enhanced Background Check Act of 2021 which will narrow the “Charleston Loophole,” that allows individuals to purchase firearms prior to an approval of their background check. This loophole enabled the gunman who took the lives


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