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McConnell urges GOP to work with Democrats on gun control legislation

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday “encouraged” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) to work with Senate Democrats on gun control legislation in reaction to the shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas this week.

McConnell specifically asked Cornyn will work with the senses. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to “find consensus on legislation to respond to the shootings in Texas,” CNN reported.

“I encouraged him to speak to Senator Sinema, Senator Murphy and others interested in trying to get an outcome directly related to the issue,” McConnell said. mentioned of the mass shooting at a school on Tuesday. “I hope we can find a bipartisan solution directly related to the facts of this horrific massacre.”

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told fellow Democrats on Wednesday that he would delay a vote on gun control until he feels there are enough votes to cross the threshold. 60 Senate votes.

“A nation under arms. It’s just heartbreaking — heartbreaking to think that this is the legacy that older generations leave for young Americans, a nation under fire,” Schumer said from the Senate.

Schumer also asked Murphy and Sinema to work with Republicans to limit the Second Amendment.

“I’m going to start having conversations again with colleagues on both sides of the aisle,” Sinema told reporters on Wednesday. “If there’s a chance for us to do something to help make it safer for the children of this country, we owe it to the country to do it for real, not just talking points.”

Murphy told CNN on Wednesday that he thinks universal background checks and gun bans should take place in the wake of Tuesday’s shooting.

“The voters decide that. Ask your candidates this fall: “Are you in favor of a universal background check? Do you think 18 year olds should have access to military style assault weapons? “And if they say yes, if they support the current law and don’t support reform, then don’t send them back to Congress,” he said.

McConnell’s request comes after 19 children and two adults were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. The shooter was 18 and old enough to legally buy a gun, but he violated multiple gun laws.

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