Gun Control Framework Agreed Upon In The Senate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -(Ammoland.com)- A group of ten Republican Senators has agreed with Democrats on the framework for new gun control measures.

The Republicans were led by John Cornyn (R-TX) at the behest of Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The Democrat side of the negotiation was led by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT). Senator McConnell lauded the agreement as a solution that would save lives. Gun rights advocates view the agreement as a betrayal of gun owners that have traditionally backed Republicans.

Four of the ten Republicans that helped craft the agreement on the framework for gun control are not running for reelection. Some believe that these Republicans were picked to negotiate to protect other Republicans that have insinuated that they will vote for measures such as Rick Scott (R-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). These lame-duck Republicans do not have to worry about winning over voters in the next election cycle, giving them more freedom to break from the Republican base.

With the ten Republicans that worked on the gun control framework, Senator McConnell, and the two Florida Republicans, the upcoming bill will have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. The House of Representatives has a Democrat majority, so no Republican votes will be needed in that chamber of Congress, although some Republicans in the House do back gun control.

2A Death by a Thousand Cuts

The framework includes funding for state-level red flag laws. There will not be a national red flag law, but the framework will incentivize states to pass red flag laws by providing money to jurisdictions that have the laws on the books. Republicans claim that due process and Constitutional protections will be included in these laws, although they did not describe how these protections will be included in the upcoming bill.

The framework also includes enhanced background checks for gun buyers under 21 years old. Juvenile and mental health records will now be checked before a firearm can be transferred to the gun buyer. State databases and local law enforcement records will also be checked before the buyer can take possession of the long gun.

The significant others of people listed as prohibited in the NICS database for domestic abuse will also be listed as prohibited and stripped of their gun rights. Even if that person has a clean record, they will still not be allowed to own a gun. Democrats call this closing the “boyfriend loophole.” Gun rights advocates call it a violation of a person’s Constitutional rights by pushing guilt by association.

The framework also includes a crackdown on straw purchases and gun trafficking. Both are already illegal, and the Senators did not elaborate exactly on this provision. Most think the bill will include enhanced penalties for the two federal gun crimes. What those increased penalties’ will be, has not been worked out yet.

The Senators also claim there will be a crackdown on those dealers who evade licensing requirements. The bill will clarify the definition of a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL). Right now, a firearms dealer is defined as someone in the business of selling firearms. There is not a set number of firearms sold that requires an FFL. If a person doesn’t buy a gun to resell as a business, that person doesn’t need an FFL to sell a firearm.

Senator Murphy celebrated the agreement as a victory for gun control. He highlighted this is the first gun control legislation that has the votes to pass in the last 30 years. President Joe Biden also thanked the Republican Senators that backed the framework.

Republicans Who Backed the Anti-Gun Measure

The Republicans that agreed to the framework or stated that they would vote for it are listed below:

John Cornyn (TX)
Thom Tillis (NC)
Richard Burr (NC)
Roy Blunt (MO)
Bill Cassidy (LA)
Susan Collins (ME)
Linsey Graham (SC)
Rob Portman (OH)
Mitt Romney (UT)
Pat Toomey (PA)
Rick Scott (FL)
Marco Rubio (FL)
Mitch McConnell (KY)


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John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, or at www.crumpy.com.

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pigpen51

I take a different tack. I fully support red flag laws for the 2nd amendment. But only if they also are used for the 1st amendment. For example, I have a neighbor who I think might post online that people should go and attack Brett Kavanaugh and his kids. So instead of taking that chance, I say, let me call the police, and have them go to her home and confiscate all of her computers, tablets, phones, and anything else that might let her get online. It is no problem since she can just hire a lawyer, at her own… Read more »

Cruiser

These RINOS’ mut know their political careers are in the tank.
With McConnell, making mistakes is the only job he’s had in the Senate.
Red flag laws shouldn’t even be discussed, much less voted on.

Shall not be infringed, remember that!

Last edited 16 days ago by Cruiser
Wildman

Counting on the “goodwill” of evolved democrats is NOT a smart strategy… A much better strategy would be to back enhanced school security and mental health support waiting on the other ‘concerns’ until after the mid-terms…

Don’t give anti-gun advocates a toe hold. ANY compromise is a victory for them.

john

We all understand that the Republican party has been infiltrated with the likes of sheep being lead by evil. Has the time come to unmask these two faced politicians who are only protecting their desks in washington, The millions in dollars that they are robbing from hard working americans needs to be repaid in spades.

American Cynic

After reading this article in TheHill, by Amy Parnes… https://thehill.com/news/administration/3520441-democrats-biden-must-drop-the-word-rational-when-talking-about-republicans/ Democrats are already convincing themselves that Republicans are not to be considered “rational”. They go as far as to take offense to Joe Biden referring to some Republican senators as “rational”. And of course that doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Red flag laws can and will be politicized in such a way that being a Republican (first and foremost a MAGA Republican) raises a red flag. And there go your guns!! Red Flag laws on the books will be a Trojan Horse to disarm us by the back door, with… Read more »

Last edited 16 days ago by American Cynic
nrringlee

Terms of surrender agreed upon by ten typical republicans. That is the proper title for the story. Red Flag boilerplate legislation lacks accountability for those who make false accusations. If you look at the legislation passed in the 20 states having this travesty you find first there is no due process for the accused and second the penalty for perjury is nullified by the statute. That is by intent. Allowing folks to denounce neighbors and loved ones without accountability is a critical component to creating the Progressive New Left dream of a Denunciation Nation. Eliminating due process silences and renders… Read more »

2gats

HANG EVERY OATH BREAKING LYING TRAITOR TO THE CONSTITUTION

TexDad

Cornyn has been such a huge mistake for Texas. Maybe once he’s retired, that seat can finally go to someone that doesn’t just say they support the RKBA but actually does.

Ope

That useless bastard epitomizes RINO. What an embarrassment to Texas.

Watch um

On thing that has bothered me for a long time, as a veteran congress wants to disarm veterans because of PTSD.
I have witnessed carnage of the worst and it has never bothered me. Sometimes I think veterans apply for benefits just for the money by claiming PTSD when they are faking it.
Going forward, after I see a dead person no matter how destroyed the body is I can’t help them.
I think about what Christ said let the dead bury the dead. Dead people don’t bother me

nrringlee

I have worked with disabled vets since I retired in 1998. The VA ‘sells’ the PTSD diagnosis as a part of their business model and even before the War on Everything was declared by George Bush they did so. Anyone with ground combat time in Vietnam was given the sales presentation. Some fell for it. The group of guys I worked with were wise to the scam and dissuaded many from falling in to that trap. Now it is almost a standard stamp on anyone who made it past the yellow foot prints. As our federal government goes more rogue… Read more »

Watch um

They all can go where it don’t snow

Russn8r

Gee, how many folks here said “never happen”?

Ope

No national ERPO’s is huge. The government will try to bribe certain states with money to do what’s wrong with ERPO’s.

Russn8r

Huge betrayal. Our leaders declare victory when we don’t lose as much as we were afraid we would have to. Like that’s a compromise “deal”. Soon Harold Hutchinson will tell us how much we owe those 10 senators for “saving” us.

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Ope

The betrayal is expected from socialist scum. But the worse betrayal is from within our own party. RINO scum.

Russn8r

Yep.

Ope

There’s nothing that sissy (Harold) has to say to me.

Russn8r

LOL! Word.

Ansel Hazen

Not me, I saw who the GOP sent to bargain away our rights.

~ Ansel Hazen
Banned on Twatter, now banned on TownHall. 🙂

MICHAELANGELO

Dumb Stupid DUMMY!!!

GAMtns

Red Flag Laws eliminate people instead of the guns. Once you’re on a government “list” your life is ruined for your name will never be removed from the Marxist enclaves. Our next attack is at the state level. We must teach our state governments about Jefferson and Madison’s gift of Nullification for Federal unconstitutional acts birthed out of the Tenth Amendment. Nullify all Federal Red Flag laws as NULL and VOID within the states. Write, call, form groups, do whatever you can to raise you know what to get your state reps and senators to listen. It’s fish or cut… Read more »

uncle dudley

One of the retiring senators has a son who sits on the board of directors of the NRA, shouldn’t he have abstained from this issue?

musicman44mag

Juvenile and mental health records will now be checked before a firearm can be transferred to the gun buyer. So you are saying that the background check we undergo does not have a check on mental status and depends completely on the honesty of the applicant like it did for Hunter when it came to being a druggie? I doubt it. How about when I got my CCW. I think that check should be about the same. I am sure they checked kommiefornia records before they issued to me. On the form it asks where you hail from and I… Read more »

Wild Bill

If the Congress can do this to the Constitutionally enshrined Rights of 18,19, and 20 year olds then they will think that they can do the same to any age group. Maybe Congress will select those over seventy, next, and use the same justifications. Then everybody…

musicman44mag

Well what about combat vets coming back from war, or old people that need someone to put their meds together and do their bills. They wanted those people to not have guns. I don’t know if it passed or not. They say now if you live in a retirement community that you shouldn’t have a gun and were going to try and make a law where you could not have one. I don’t know if that passed. All of these are infringements on our rights and our rights keep dwindling more and more every day with the help of the… Read more »

Wild Bill

Yes, us too!

musicman44mag

Awaiting approval again. They need to reset me.

Ope

It does seem that it’s become less frequent.

DDS

It seems to happen to me when I include a link.

Finnky

Sorry but we cannot consider this restricted senate bill a win and we certainly cannot rest now. When house and senate pass different bills, they have to go to reconciliation. I’m not sure what happens thereafter, but in the end we will likely end up with some mix of the two. Given absolute Armageddon of house bill – any move that direction is still apocalyptical.

Orion

if there must be a red flag regulation let be shaped around Florida’s existing one where due process is front and center; 12 months and it ends and firearms are returned….unless the individual still shows he is a threat or in danger of harming himself.
all in all, if the framework holds up this is the mildest bill we could hope for in the real world; no ban on ARs, mags or ammo.

JSNMGC

12 months is not “front.”

Florida red flag laws are unconscionable.

Cruiser

And unconstituional.

Finnky

I would say at minimum law needs to include: 1) Mandatory penalties including jail time for malicious or unfounded accusations. 2) Penalties for judges approving without thorough enough investigation and evidence. 3) Burden on seizing agency to provide proof everything was returned in same condition as when seized – including mandatory compensation at fair value if individual was seeking replacement. With hard time limit after which interest and penalties accrue at a usurious rate. 4) Mandatory return of property within set time limit even if accused is converted to prohibited person – as in they get to dispose of their… Read more »

TargetAssassin

Let’s keep it simple ok, there should be NO Red Flag laws, period!

Ope

There must not be ERPO’s shaped around Florida or anywhere else. They are completely unconstitutional in any and all forms. You using Florida as some poster child is hilarious and ridiculous. Isn’t Florida that state that just can’t ever seem to get Constitutional Carry passed and signed into law ?

Russn8r

How many here have LOBBIED Florida pols to get it done, instead of just pleasuring themselves online? Texas “Con Carry” did NOTHING to save those kids in Uvalde. Why? Because cuck Abbott and his RINO collaborators did NOTHING about “gun free” zones, left it up to each school district. Ohio just passed the same dumbass law, leaving up to each district, as if mass murderers are dumber than politicians, so they won’t choose a “gun free” school.

Russn8r

Downvoters are self-serving, excuse-making, lazy chatroom commandos.

Ope

I’m really concerned that Desantis might use the recent shootings as a excuse to stop the constitutional carry process from advancing and moving forward. (If it ever was) I haven’t heard a damn thing about that “special session” he called for doing anything at all. I really hope that he’s not caving and pandering to the gun-grabbers in Florida. Both of Floridas senators just voted for the recent “do something” treason in DC. I’m not even going to say their names we know who they are.

Russn8r

Gov D didn’t call for a ConCarry spcl session. He said it’s one of several things he’d like done in spcl & he’d talk to house-sen leaders to see what could pass.

My sense:

Big static from NRA-endorsed red flag author SenPres Wilton Simpson so CC didn’t make it.

Gov D will get CC done in early ’23 but like other issues he’ll have to jam it down RINO throats: The legislature will be no better in ’23; SenPres will be even more anti-gun.

He must be LOBBIED to prioritize CC over other key issues on his plate. See below

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Russn8r

Who here lobbies him? I do, and I don’t even live there. You don’t have to be in FL. He knows you’re a potential donor. I reply to every fundraiser with “I’ll donate again when you sign CC”, copying his other addresses.

[email protected]
[email protected]
850-717-9337

Reps & Sens need lobbying too, so they go with a DeSantis push for CC.

Also, CC author Anthony Sabatini’s running for congress. I urge you to donate to his campaign.

Sabatini for Congress
1172 S Grand Hwy Ste 2
Clermont FL 34711
Or https://secure.anedot.com/anthony-sabatini/give

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