When it comes to gun regulation, the Democrats are not fooling anybody with their repeated assertions that their proposed legislation would “not compromise people’s Second Amendment right.”
After a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which left 19 students and two teachers dead at the hands of a deranged psychopath, Republican lawmakers have begun sending signals that they are ready to work with Democrats about certain gun control measures. This comes in the wake of another school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 students and one teacher dead.
Despite the urging of President Joe Biden, members of Congress have indicated that they have no intention of considering a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” even if they are now debating other aspects of the nation’s gun regulations.
Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, said on Sunday that the discussions that are now taking place in reaction to the recent string of shooting incidents are the most serious and fruitful ones that he has ever been a part of.
That can’t possibly be a good sign…
“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,” Murphy stated.
According to Murphy, major conversations are currently being had about establishing red flag laws, making significant investments in mental health systems, and stricter background checks for people who are looking to purchase guns. Additionally, Congress is discussing what it might do to broaden background checks for people who are looking to purchase guns. Although there is not already a red flag legislation in effect in the state of Texas, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has said that he would be willing to engage with Murphy to know more about the possibility of passing such a law.
In addition, lawmakers are contemplating increasing the age restriction for acquiring AR-style semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21, which is the age at which one must be under order to legally purchase a handgun in the existing system.
Cornyn just recently tweeted on Senate discussions over potential limits on gun ownership. Cornyn has said that there will not be a vote to limit anyone’s rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment, even with all of the cooperation.
In the meanwhile, the only way for the federal government to assess whether or not a person is “potentially dangerous” is to infringe on the rights of gun owners who in no way threatening. This is the only way the government can make this determination.
No matter what happens, our rights under the Second Amendment cannot be compromised in any way.
No amount of bipartisanship can justify any efforts to restrict access to firearms, particularly considering how evident it has become that all of this is being done in an effort to gain political points.
Any Republican who compromises their position on gun rights by negotiating with Democrats should be removed from office immediately. While Democrats move closer to complete gun confiscation, it is time for conservatives to FIGHT, not lie down in the face of this threat.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on American Examiner News.