The gun grabbers are gearing up for another one of their pet issues: background checks...


A former Utah congressman told Fox News background check proposals will get renewed interest in the wake of Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas.

Jason Chaffetz, once the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Tuesday during an interview that the idea of expanding background checks and other gun control policies often percolate to the surface of the public debate after such tragedies.

“I do think that background checks will obviously become an issue,” he said. “I do think there is something we could do on the mental health front, but again, I think it’s too early to do that and it wouldn’t necessarily have prevented what tragically happened in Las Vegas.”

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