In what could possibly be the single greatest battle to uphold the U.S. Constitution against relentless Democrat attacks, these Republicans just easily threw in the towel.
Included in the list are the usual suspects; RINO lawmakers who more closely align with their colleagues across the aisle.
Cornyn is the most likely person to succeed McConnell as leader of the GOP Senate Caucus. He just endorsed gun control https://t.co/SVRruIZb6v
— Scott Greer 6’2” IQ 187 (@ScottMGreer) June 12, 2022
A bipartisan group of senators announced Sunday a proposal to combat gun violence, stemming from a concerted effort on Capitol Hill to respond to a string of deadly mass shootings in the United States.
The group is currently made up of 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats.
The GOP finds itself in a unique opportunity to truly distinguish itself from its radical counterparts. By standing firm on the Second Amendment, on the U.S. Constitution as a whole, Republican lawmakers would have drawn a significant line in the sand for which voters could more easily choose their side.
Either you are for upholding the Second Amendment, or you don’t.
Instead, Republicans chose to kowtow to Democrats on gun rights which further incentivizes anti-gun liberals to enable gun violence insofar as it results in further gun control.
In other words, Democrats are sacrificing their own cities and their own people to create a need for gun control laws — and Republicans are letting them get away with it.
The framework, the result of talks led by Sen. Chris Murphy and Republican Sen. John Cornyn, includes some reforms on access to firearms and cracking down on illegal sales, along with funding for mental health and school security, and measures meant to protect victims of domestic violence.
“Today, we are announcing a commonsense, bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country,” a group of 20 senators said in a press statement.
The legislation includes a federal grant program that would help states enact “red flag” laws that would allow law enforcement to keep guns away from individuals deemed to be potential threats to themselves or others. The proposal would also close the “boyfriend loophole,” a legal gap in the Violence Against Women Act that allowed unmarried partners convicted of domestic violence to buy or own firearms.
The legislation also included proposals referenced by Republican lawmakers, including “billions in new funding for mental health and school safety,” additional legislation dealing with straw purchases, and enhanced background checks for gun purchasers under the age of 21, Murphy said.
The proposal does not include other provisions favored by Democrats and gun control advocates, including raising the minimum age for purchasing certain weapons from 18 to 21.
Joe Biden released a statement in which he thanked the bipartisan group of lawmakers before deriding the legislation as not going far enough to restrict Second Amendment rights.
I want to thank Senator Chris Murphy and the bipartisan group for their gun safety proposal. It does not do everything that I think is needed, but it reflects important steps in the right direction.
With bipartisan support, there are no excuses for delay. Let’s get this done.
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 12, 2022
Meanwhile, law-abiding gun owners are forced to sit back and watch as our only useful method of self-defense against tyrannical governments gets destroyed by the party ostensibly on the side of gun rights.
Author: Monica Hedren