Gooden votes against Universal Background Check bill Posted in: News Congressman Gooden voted to uphold the gun rights of law-abiding citizens this week by casting a vote against the Universal Background Check bill passed by House Democrats. Gooden said of the bill, “The suggestion from Democrats that this bill would prevent mass violence is plain wrong. It would fail to keep ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!