The Democrats are not fooling anyone as they continue to claim their gun control legislation will “not compromise people’s Second Amendment right”.
Republican lawmakers have begun signaling their willingness to work with Democrats on certain gun control measures following a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 students and two teachers murdered by a crazed psychopathic gunman.
Congress is talking about changing the nation’s gun laws but won’t touch the idea of banning “assault weapons,” according to several lawmakers, despite Biden’s plea to do so.
Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy said on Sunday the current negotiations in response to the recent spate of mass shootings are spurring the most serious and productive talks he’s ever been a part of.
That’s can’t be a good sign…
“There are more Republicans at the table talking about changing our gun laws and investing in mental health than at any time since Sandy Hook,” Murphy revealed.
Major conversations on the table are about hashing out what Congress might do to expand background checks for people looking to purchase guns, establishing red flag laws, and making large investments in mental health systems, Murphy said. Texas does not have a red flag law in place, though Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said he would be open to talking with Murphy to learn more about them.
Lawmakers are also considering raising the age requirement for purchasing AR-style semi-automatic weapons from 18 to 21, which is the current requirement for purchasing a handgun.
Cornyn recently tweeted about Senate negotiations over gun control restrictions. Even with all the cooperation, there won’t be a vote to restrict anyone’s Second Amendment rights, Cornyn said.
Not gonna happen https://t.co/dZTmfvBEbz
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 2, 2022
On Sunday, Murphy said he agreed with Cornyn.
“We’re not going to do anything that compromises people’s Second Amendment rights,” Murphy said.
“We’re not going to do anything that compromises the ability of a law-abiding American to be able to buy a weapon. What we’re talking about is trying to make sure that dangerous or potentially dangerous individuals don’t have their hands on weapons.”
Meanwhile, the only way the federal government can determine whether or not an individual is “potentially dangerous” would be to intrude on the rights of gun owners who are in no way dangerous.
Regardless of tragedy, our Second Amendment rights are non-negotiable.
No amount of bipartisanship justifies any gun control measures, especially as it’s become increasingly obvious this is all being done to score political points.
Any Republican who negotiatess with Democrats on gun rights should immediately be voted out of office. It’s time for conservatives to FIGHT, not lay down while Democrats inch closer to total gun confiscation.
Author: Nolan Sheridan