The Senate has been attempting to negotiate a bipartisan gun control bill, but the Democrat helping lead the charge has ruled out many of his party’s wish list items.
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that legislators are actively working on a bill that would include a range of gun control measures, but ruled out some controversial items that many Democrats considered priority.
According to NBC News, Murphy said, “We’re not going to put a piece of legislation on the table that’s going to ban assault weapons, or we’re not going to pass comprehensive background checks.”
Reportedly still on the table are investments in mental health care and school security, changes to the background check system, and red flag laws.
Murphy expressed optimism toward the negotiations, saying, “I’ve never been part of negotiations as serious as these. There are more Republicans at the table talking about changing our gun laws and investing in mental health than at any time since Sandy Hook.”
But not every Republican is on board.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) told “Fox News Sunay” host John Roberts that red flag laws are “unconstitutional”.
“They literally come into your house and take away your gun without you even knowing that there was some kind of proceeding where somebody said, ‘Oh, I think that gun might be a threat,” he said.
Fellow Republican Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) was somewhat more optimistic, but derided Biden for “not being very helpful.”
He said on CBS’s “Face the Nation”, “I think the president might have been a president who would reach across the aisle try to bring people together.”
“But he’s chosen not to take that approach. Since day one, he has sided with the far left of his party and really not reached out to Republicans.”
He said his hope was to get half of the Republican conference on board any bill put forward.
7 thoughts on “Murphy Hints at Details of Bipartisan Gun Control Bill”
Why do we need any more gun control Bills when we already have them now instead of coming up with new ones enforce the ones we have now take a look at Chicago they have strict gun control laws yet they’re not stopping the criminals!
We don’t need “Red Flag” laws, they are BS. In fact we don’need any new laws, just enforce the ones already on the books.
What we do need is Schools that have one entrance with metal detector and an armed officer at that entrance, just like going into the court house. The other doors in the schools should be able to opened from the inside and can not be opened from the outside. Camera’s set up that the officer can monitor showing the outside of the school and the parking lots. They want cost that much. We spend much more money in other countries that could be used in this country.
Also, all this gun control BS is about taking guns away from law abiding citizens, not about saving children. If it was about saving children they would be raising hell about the approx. 972 children murdered everyday by planned parenthood and selling parts from children as is my understanding. The children murdered in the school shootings is terrible and should never have happened, but new laws want change a damn thing.
The guns and gun manufactures are not the blame, the idiots that is doing the shooting is to blame and the idiots wanting to defund the police. That is like defunding the fire trucks so they can’t fight fires and then blame the people for the fires.
Put the blame where it belongs on the criminals. Criminals do not care about your new laws. THINK!!!!
Also, Assault Riffles are already banned in the USA. An Ar-15 is not an assault rifle and anyone that thinks it is is a FOOL. Blaming guns for the shootings is like blaming the spoon for people being fat.
Anyone that votes for gun control damn sure does not need to be in office, Democrat or Republican.
I agree with Hawk (below) 100%. The challenge is to stop feeding fuel to the fire. Our so called “entertainment” over the last 40 years has been progressively violent with exposure to children at mind-numbing levels with video games & movies. Wholesome entertainment is now too boring for Hollywood to invest in, it’s all about action violence = $. No virtue, morals, or compassion is taught or shared. You don’t know the “good guys” from the bad any more. When a child grows up so desensitized to it, they don’t see anything wrong with it. It’s the new normal. We can’t fight the entertainment mafia with all their money, and like a drug, the kids just want more and more. That’s the avenue I would approach. If everything that can kill you gets banned, we’d have no cars, knives, Rx drugs, ropes, razors, etc. Where does this knee-jerking stop?
Americans have to accept the fact that politicians of both major parties are interested in their own careers and ONLY in their careers. NONE of them truly care about the American people or what has become, in modern times, a country at grave risk.
Any relaxation of the war against the 2nd Amendment is a defeat for true Americans, and should not happen. “Red flag” laws are an abomination! None of this WOULD happen if the Republican Party was pro-American – instead of pro-political-self.
The American federal government has become a monster trying to devour the entire country – both politically and economically. This government must be shredded into pieces and again resume its rightful size. And that size was its condition before the Civil War, when federalism was destroyed by the tyrant, Lincoln.
the red flag law is full of holes and should be voted down
Any irate wife could turn in her hubby just because. Just one.
No More Gun Laws! Enforce the ones that we have. It’s hard to do if you’re defending the police though. Promote things that don’t cause our young people to become desensitized to violence. It’s not tguns, it’s the culture. We have plenty of gun owners that will never shoot anyone unless there’s a definite threat. No need to continue to attempt to disarm the general population. After all, the 2nd ammendment isn’t there for subsistence hunters or sport shooters. How much “,control” can America handle and still be called America?
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