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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) told CNN he still opposed a background check bill calling it a “partisan show bill,” despite shootings in Chicago, El Paso and Dayton over the weekend.
CNN said the bill passed the House earlier this year but has stalled in the Senate. “I would not consider changing the vote that I made because that bill was nothing but a partisan show bill. That bill wouldn’t have addressed the problems that we see with fixing what Democrats even call a loophole,” Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis told CNN’s John Berman on “New Day.” From CNN:
The bill, HR 8, would require background checks on all firearm sales in the country. Currently, only licensed gun dealers must perform background checks for anyone seeking to purchase a firearm, but most unlicensed sellers do not.