When the government pays a ‘big fat check’ to an ‘off-the-books’ offshore firm to get its guns, we need to get out of the way

In the run-up to the November midterm elections, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) announced he was pushing legislation that would require all gun sales to go through an offshore company.

The Hill reported that the bill has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to sign a memorandum that would give the National Rifle Association and its allies a free pass to regulate the gun industry, King said that if he was elected president, he would work to overturn the gun control legislation signed by President Barack Obama.

King told The Hill that if Democrats are to regain control of Congress, they need to work to prevent the United States from falling behind other countries that have strong gun laws, like South Korea, China and Russia.

King said he was referring to the National Gun Owners Coalition, an organization formed to lobby for stricter gun laws in the wake the 2016 Sandy Hook massacre.

The group has repeatedly pushed for stricter regulations on gun purchases in the past, including through legislation called the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which was signed by then-President Donald Trump.