After the horrific and tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas our political class and the liberal media industrial complex immediately took this opportunity to pass unconstitutional gun laws that violate America’s second amendment rights.
Five House Republicans joined a Democrat majority to pass a gun control package on Wednesday. This legislation includes acts to raise the legal age to buy and own a rifle, mandating stage requirements, striating bump stock regulations, and other “red-flag” measures.
Republican Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, Chris Jacobs of New York, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, and Fred Upton of Michigan voted alongside Democrats in support of this bill.
Meanwhile, on the Senate side, a group of 20 bipartisan Senators announced similar legislation on Sunday that involves stricter background checks, and incentives for states to adopt red-flag laws, among other things.
The Republican Senators who signed in favor of this bill are- John Cornyn of Texas, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Rob Portman of Ohio, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Mitt Romney of Utah, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
“Today, we are announcing a commonsense, bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country. Families are scared, and it is our duty to come together and get something done that will help restore their sense of safety and security in their communities. Our 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. Most importantly, our plan saves lives while also protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans. We look forward to earning broad, bipartisan support and passing our commonsense proposal into law.” The group said in a joint statement.
Joe Biden has already signaled support for this legislation saying that while it falls short of his expectations, it still is a good start.
“Obviously, [the proposal] does not do everything that I think is needed, but it reflects important steps in the right direction,” Biden said. “With bipartisan support, there are no excuses for delay, and no reason why it should not quickly move through the Senate and the House.” he added.
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