On Wednesday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) brushed off the NRA’s opposition to its gun control package, noting that the gun rights group cannot be allowed to “oppose its veto good public policy”.
Breitbart News reported that the Senate gun control package brokered by Cornyn, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and others was released to the public on Tuesday.
The Bill Expands Background Checks on Some Gun Buyers, Uses Taxpayer Money to Incentivize Red Flag Laws, and Expands NICS’ List of Prohibited Buyers (Using Domestic Violence Laws to cover romantic relationships).
The bill also increases penalties for straw buying and gun trafficking, none of whose crimes were part of the Uvalde, Buffalo, Parkland, Las Vegas or Orlando bombings, to name a few. some.
RNA replied gun control saying it “fails on every level”.
They added, “This legislation can be misused to restrict legal gun purchases, violate the rights of law-abiding Americans, and use federal dollars to fund gun control measures enacted by law-abiding Americans. state and local politicians.”
The NRA noted: “This bill leaves too much discretion to government officials and also contains undefined and exaggerated provisions – inviting interference with our constitutional freedoms.”
Mediaite.com reports that Cornyn spoke to MSNBC on Wednesday and said, “We have worked with the NRA to listen to their concerns. But at the end of the day, I think they just – they have a membership and a business model that won’t allow them to support legislation. And so I understand where they’re coming from, but I think most people won’t allow any outside group to veto good public policy.
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