The massacre in Uvalde, TX, has spurned a whole new wave of gun control legislation on both sides of the aisle.
Senator Graham (R-S.C.) hopes that the desire to pass more gun control legislation will help get a bill he co-sponsored with Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in 2019 passed.
The bill is a red-flag bill that would enable guns to be removed from a household or person when an individual is deemed to be a threat to themselves or someone else.
Honestly, I have never seen so many Republicans eager to pass legislation, so I would expect Democrats to take advantage of the cooperative mood in DC right now.
This particular law had both support and resistance among conservatives.
The question here is who is it that gets to determine when someone is a “threat.”
A source close to the two senators stated, “Lindsey and Richard get along and are talking to outside groups about what they are doing.
“They were on the phone all weekend and bringing a few people in.”
Based on the concerns brought about in 2019, I would expect the bill’s language to be changed so that it suits both sides.
I would also suspect that it would pass fairly easily, as a handful of Republicans are already backing other gun-control legislation in the Senate.
Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) are also working on legislation that would address the sale of the so-called “assault weapons.”
As I have stated before, my main concern here is that once this door is opened, it gets opened all the way and the Second Amendment is gone before we know it.
This will make for some very interesting times leading up to the 2022 election.
What do you guys think? Is there any gun control legislation you would support, and what is it?
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