(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Shamelessly taking advantage of a mass shooting carried out by a lunatic, Democrat Senators have introduced new legislation that would require a federal license requirement to purchase and own a gun.
New Jersey Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, along with Connecticut Sen.Richard Blumenthal, introduced the “Federal Firearm Licensing Act,” which requires gun purchasers and owners to acquire a gun from the Department of Justice, reported the Daily Wire.
“[It] shall be unlawful for any individual to purchase or receive a firearm unless the individual has a valid Federal firearm license,” the bill reads.
The bill also outlined the process to establish the license, which directs the attorney general to establish a process for issuing them.
In order to obtain the license, the licensee must complete a firearms safety course, which includes “a written test, to demonstrate knowledge of applicable firearms laws; and hands-on testing, including firing testing, to demonstrate safe use and sufficient accuracy of a firearm.”
They must also pass a background and criminal history check; submit proof of identification; fingerprints; information about the weapon they intend to purchase; the make, model, and serial number of the weapon; and the identity of the firearm seller or transferor.
The attorney general would have to approve or deny any purchases within 30 days and notify state and local officials of every application.
The attorney general would also be allowed to deny or revoke the license of anyone he deems “poses a significant danger of bodily injury to self or others by possessing, purchasing, or receiving a firearm.”
The Senators cited the mass shooting in a Buffalo, New York, grocery store as a reason for pushing the legislation.
“This is the moment to enact ambitious legislation – as a nation, we must rise to it, or we are fated to witness the deadly scenes of this past weekend and years past over again,” said Booker.
“We have a moral obligation to prevent these senseless massacres in our schools, supermarkets, places of worship and shopping malls that are tearing communities and families apart,” added Menendez, calling on Republicans to pass the bill.