“Protection from gun violence will be on the ballot in November”

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) told “MSNBC Reports” on Tuesday that after last week’s deadly shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, “protection from gun violence will be on the vote” in the upcoming midterm elections.

Blumenthal said: “This time it’s really different because of those cries of ‘Do something.’ I’ve heard them in the last three days, four days that I’ve been in Connecticut, watching Memorial Day ceremonies in the parades. There’s something about the way America reacted and how shaken my colleagues were. We have never before had five Democrats and five Republicans, as we do well, now talking seriously about substantial and meaningful efforts and proposals that will make America safer and save lives. ”

He continued: “The main proposals, from my perspective, involve red flag laws. I wrote a law with Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a Republican, and I have a law that we proposed that would separate people from guns if they say they’re going to kill themselves, or someone else if they’re dangerous. An expansion of background checks would also be very significant.

Blumenthal added: “I’m very clear on the story here. I am far from optimistic in any way. Let me be frank. It’s time for Republicans because they have a job. He’s a United States senator, and if you don’t do your job and vote for common sense solutions, then they should be out of a job. Ultimately, protection from gun violence will be on the ballot in November. »

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