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Read It: Senate Gun Control Bill Released

A bipartisan working group of U.S. Senators — 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans — finally unveiled the result of their work on federal firearm legislation spurred by the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, one that increasingly looks to have been worsened by a failure in local authorities’ response.

The text’s release was delayed this week by some last-minute negotiations over a ban on any healthcare-related funds in the bill being used to pay for abortions, but that hurdle was cleared by Tuesday afternoon when the final text was released.

Totaling 80 pages, the bill text can be viewed below:

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) welcomed the bill while saying it wasn’t everything Democrats hoped to see included — but still suggested his chamber would rush to vote on the legislation before the Independence Day holiday, with procedural votes beginning as soon as Tuesday evening.

As Townhall reported previously, a framework agreement for the bill was reached on June 12 that included “crisis intervention orders” and an “enhanced review period” for purchasers under 21 years old. The framework, even though it contained increased funding for mental health care, safety measures in schools, and training for staff, set off alarm bells for some Second Amendment advocates worried about what would end up in the final text of the bill.

Subsequently, Senator John Cornyn of Texas was booed viciously when he took the stage at his home state’s GOP convention last Friday. Cornyn — who led the Republican contingent of the bipartisan group working on the new gun control bill — was also formally rebuked by the Republican Party of Texas Platform Committee, and the working group’s efforts were also condemned by RPT.

 

19 Comments
  • Thomas Leist says:

    These politicians have NO right to propose ANY legislation that changes our rights in the Constitution, PERIOD. WE THE PEOPLE not we the government. They are over stepping their duty.

  • Ron says:

    THESE 10 RHINOS, I HOPE WILL BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE. I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ANYONE WHO SUPPORT THESE TURNCOATS ESPECIALLY THE TURTLE MITCH MCCONNELL, WHO WAS OUT THERE WAVING HIS YELLOW STAINED FLAG OF SURRENDER. THE TURTLE LIKE JOHN MCCAIN, IS THE DEMONRATS BEST FRIEND.

  • Vince Foster says:

    Lots of pork spending in that bill. For example: $100,000,000 for the FBI? guess they’re new gestapo who will be taking away people’s guns thanks to them commie Red Flag Laws. This law is ripe for abuse! They’ll be writing and filing a lot of of false claims against good people – most likely based on Internet activity/conversations – and greasing the palms of a lot of dirty judges and commie DAs. Not to mention paying off false witnesses. Salem Witch trials all over again. I hope this is the final “line in the sand” for people! It is for me!

  • Bullymom3 says:

    I think this sums up what We The People are supposed to do. The preamble to the Declaration of Independence contains the entire theory of American government in a single, inspiring passage:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

  • Michael says:

    When a “Gun Bill” has anything with abortion in it, makes you suspicious of the whole bill. Political con jobs as usual! Guns were made for politicians not politicians for guns.

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