Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was heavily criticized on Wednesday for blatantly lying about the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 that was passed in the House of Representatives with 231 votes in favor and 198 votes against.
Pelosi’s tweet claimed that the bill invited violent criminals, domestic abusers, and convicted stalkers to “carry concealed weapons” which “doesn’t save lives.”
Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives
Inviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives
Inviting convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 6, 2017
Her claims are not remotely true; those three groups of people are not only banned from buying guns, but they are banned from even possessing them. That the Democrat leader would tweet something so demonstrably false can mean only one of two things: either she is deliberately trying to mislead the public or she is actually this ignorant of existing gun laws in the United States.
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Gun Control Act (GCA) codified at 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), makes it illegal for the following persons to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition:
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