A group of bipartisan senators announced a deal on gun legislation. 10 Republican senators have announced their support.
Here are the details:
A bipartisan group of senators announced a deal on gun control legislation Sunday in the wake of recent mass shootings — though the compromise excludes President Joe Biden’s “assault weapons” ban and a raised minimum age for rifle purchases.
The deal includes Republican priorities such as expanded mental health services and school safety. It nods to Democratic priorities by adding expanded background checks for those under the age of 21, who will now have juvenile records screened before gun purchases.
Spencer Brown at Townhall had a great writeup on what Republicans got and what Democrats got – make sure to read his entire article.
The proposal includes providing “resources” — likely grant incentives — to states if they implement so-called “red flag laws.” It also includes investing taxpayer dollars in mental health services for families and in schools along with school safety resources to “to help institute safety measures in and around primary and secondary schools, support school violence prevention efforts and provide training to school personnel and students.” The proposal announcement also says legislators will seek to include an “enhanced review period” for firearm purchasers under 21 years old.
Perhaps notably — and showing Democrats did not get all the things they’ve called for in the wake of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas — is a lack of their buzzword assault weapons ban, high capacity magazine restrictions, a federal red flag system, or an increase in the minimum age to purchase certain rifles.
Okay, so that’s the breakdown.
Republican voters have been skeptical of this from the beginning. Why? Because Republican elected officials have shown that they cave to Democrats every chance they get. There is no question that so far the left is not happy with this deal. They wanted an “assault weapons ban” or at least the age limit being raised none of that is included. There is actually nothing in this deal as it pertains to banning a gun. Republican voters are upset over the addition of Red Flag Laws in this. (Although it does not seem there is a federal red flag system included in this) The gripes of GOP voters are not because they don’t want bad people to have their guns taken away. The gripe of GOP voters is over due process. Due process is a foundational part of the American system – you are innocent until proven guilty in this country and it should always stay that way. Republican voters are saying Red Flag Laws violate that.
It is important to keep in mind that this is not the final legislation. What is discussed above is a framework for a bill none of that is binding. This means that once legislation is officially written up it could end up looking much different than this framework. To be fair any major change would likely blow up the bill even the RINOs would likely step away from it if they were lied to. I bring this up simply because we will be watching for the actual language in the bill because that is what will be law if passed.
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