Senate Gun Control Clears First Vote, Chuck Schumer Wants 'Final Passage' Quickly

Senate Gun Control Clears First Vote, Chuck Schumer Wants 'Final Passage' Quickly


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wants the gun control bill that emerged from Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) work with Democrats to pass quickly.

The language of the gun control deal was announced yesterday.  Breitbart News noted it expands some background checks, broadens the prohibited purchasers’ list, and uses tax-payer dollars to incentivize states to adopt red flag laws.

It also focuses on straw purchases and gun trafficking, two things which would not have prevented the attacks in Uvalde, Buffalo, Parkland, Las Vegas, Orlando, or Sandy Hook, to name a few.

Early Wednesday morning, Sen. Chris Murphy tweeted that the gun control deal cleared its first hurdle by passing on a vote of “64-34 to move forward with debate.”

Even David Brooks

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