In the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a group of ‘moderate’ Republicans appears ready to give in to the left on gun control. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told a small group of Senators to strike a compromise with Democrats on gun control.
After only three weeks, it appears that enough Republicans have caved to give the Democrats a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate to pass a gun control bill.
The Epoch Times reports:
“A bipartisan group of senators announced an agreement on gun control Sunday, including providing more resources for mental health needs, school safety, and more.
The announcement includes the support of 10 Republican senators, which is needed for the upper congressional chamber to overcome the legislative filibuster in the 50-50 senate. It was praised, notably, by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a longtime proponent of gun control measures.
In the statement, the group said its plan “increases needed mental health resources, improves school safety and support for students, and helps ensure dangerous criminals and those who are adjudicated as mentally ill can’t purchase weapons.”
Republicans who support the measure include Sens. Lindsey Graham, (S.C.), Mitt Romney (Utah), John Cornyn (Texas), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) Bill Cassidy (La.), Susan Collins (Maine), Rob Portman (Ohio), and Pat Toomey (Pa.).”
The bill would make it more difficult for people under 21 to purchase a gun by creating an “enhanced review process” which would delay the purchase by checking juvenile and mental health records, including checks with state databases and local law enforcement.
The bill could also provide support for red flag laws, which currently exist in 19 states, and allow people to petition a court to confiscate someone’s weapons. The law has been described as unconstitutional by American conservatives.
Thank goodness there are some se sible moderate Republicans. I have been a moderate my entire life but support reasonableness. And, i do not support Trump.
Yes, of course. More laws which will serve to punish only the law-abiding. And there are many things hidden in this bill, all of which equate to MORE federal spending with borrowed money, and MORE government control over the law abiding. Kindly do not describe yourself as a “moderate”. You are not. And TRUMP has ZERO, ZILCH, NADA, NOTHING to do with it.
Yes, the sensible republicans did not and will not support the socialist’s next steps to gun grabbing. Ten RINOS, socialist democrats in fact, once again voted to support those with tyranny in their plans.
We definitely need more protection in schools gun control is not the answer . Mental illness and liberal ideology are the biggest problems we have in this country . Senator said it best , we don’t need gun control, we need idiot control . Don’t get me wrong on this because these laws affect me and my guns have never shot anyone so send in military to enforce the laws we already have , hold lawyers and judges accountable and the parents along with them . Oh and this country needs to turn back to GOD and get their morals in the right place . Can’t respect anything if you don’t respect yourself !
I agree with you and add… Many School Board meetings have had arrests made of those who complain or object to the board’s policies. The arrests were INSTANT… the police were IN the meeting room…. the police were armed. While these meets between adults are overseen by armed police…. our students frequently aren’t. And even when there are police officers in the schools they are frequently required to be unarmed. Seems if the school board is protected by armed the police the students should also be protected in similar fashion. AND…I agree with your “take” on mental illness and liberal ideology. and the lack of God in families. Morals! And holding parents responsible for their kids…. AMEN!
Really — you used the word “caved”. How about “took action to address the violence”, something that Congress, especially the GOP senators have NOT been doing.
Could you use a verb other than “caved? I think “compromised” might be a good substitution.
Nope. “Caved” is absolutely appropriate, unless you sincerely believe that we should just develop wiggle room for all Amendments to the Constitution. This legislation was passed only so that Democrats and a few weak Republicans could claim to be doing SOMETHING when they know very well that simply adding more laws to the giant pile that already goes unenforced will, in reality, accomplish exactly NOTHING. Stick with the Constitution, as written, and quit using it as a punching bag to excuse individuals’ bad behavior. Fix the root causes (with no apologies to the VP who has no clue what they are) and quit applying useless bandages.