The Senate on Tuesday broke through nearly 30 years of stalemate on gun control legislation by voting 64 to 34 to advance an 80-page gun safety bill
The Senate voted to proceed to the bill just more than an hour after negotiators unveiled its text, giving lawmakers little time to digest its details.
The Daily Wire lists exactly what the bill would do, including provisions to grant the federal government the ability to deny you weapons based on “red flags” it defines.
(Hint: Believing in the Constitution is a “red flag”)
Notably, the 80-page legislation includes language on highly controversial so-called red flag laws.
According to Fox News, the bill “provides grants for states that implement their own red flag laws and offers additional funding for both school safety measures and mental health services.”
Cornyn, though, claimed on the Senate floor Tuesday that the bill “would not create a national red flag law, adding that states could receive the funding regardless of whether they enact such a program,” The Hill reported.
“The measure also creates penalties for straw purchases of firearms, requires more gun sellers to register as Federally Licensed Firearm Dealers and closes the so-called boyfriend loophole by prohibiting gun access for people convicted of domestic abuse against an intimate partner,” Fox News noted of the gun control legislation.
Here were the 14 squishy senators who thought they would somehow endear themselves to anyone anywhere by being feckless weenies who are trying insanely hard to give the very worst of people absolute power.
The worst was Lindsay Graham.
This was him earlier this month:
Earlier this month a group of bipartisan senators reached an agreement on principle for gun legislation which includes ‘red flag’ laws.
11 Republicans joined the Democrats and bowed to their demands.
A reporter for ABC asked Senator Cornyn about the gun control legislation and how it felt being booed at the Texas GOP convention.
Cornyn said he didn’t mind being booed because he supports people’s First Amendment rights.
But apparently, Cornyn doesn’t support Second Amendment rights.
CORNYN tells me there will be text “hopefully shortly.” Bill is hung up over “details.” Asked about getting booed in TX over the weekend: he’s “all for people exercising their first amendment rights” but the reaction doesn’t change how he’s negotiating the gun reform bill. pic.twitter.com/x0y0RDB4C1
— Allison Pecorin (@AllisonMPecorin) June 21, 2022
When it comes to RINOs they can always do “better”!
That didn’t stop the “positive vibes” on the Senate floor, though. In fact, Cornyn previewed the next betrayal while yucking it up with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema: Immigration.
More positive ~~ vibes ~~ on Senate floor.
A smiling Cornyn tells Padilla, “First guns, now it’s immigration”
“That’s right, we’re going to do it,” Sinema added
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) June 21, 2022
JD: "The worst thing that we can do as a party right now in the midst of a historic immigration crisis is to advance amnesty. And if we do it, we will get crushed and we will deserve it." pic.twitter.com/43RCAHiU5q
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) June 22, 2022
There is no practical reason to be doing any of this either. The gun control bill is full of mostly useless fluff that would do nothing to prevent mass shootings. When it inevitably fails to do so, Democrats will simply push for confiscation having the leverage and justification to say “See, your ideas didn’t work.”
On immigration, there is zero indication that the Biden administration will enforce the law, no matter how much funding you send to the border. Put simply, the problems down there are not solely a money issue. They are a policy issue, and the president has actively chosen to undermine the system. So why give Democrats what they want on amnesty when it will result in nothing on the security side of things?
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