GOPers Gun Control Move

As Reported by The (WASHINGTON) AP:

Backed by the National Rifle Association, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican leader introduced legislation Wednesday that would reward states for sending more information about residents with serious mental problems to the federal background check system for firearms purchasers.

The bill by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, would also bolster programs for treating mentally ill people and handling confrontations with them.

The killings in a Louisiana movie theater last month by a gunman with mental problems put a fresh spotlight on holes in the background check system.

Cornyn’s legislation is far more modest than a Senate measure expanding background check requirements that Republicans and the NRA helped defeat two years ago. It’s also narrower than a bill a top Senate Democrat announced this week.

Still, it represents a rare effort by a leading Republican to propose steps that could curb some firearms purchases. Cornyn has an A-plus rating for his gun-rights voting record from the NRA, which long has fought gun restrictions yet has backed some bills limiting the ability of mentally troubled people to buy firearms.

“Gaps in existing law or inadequate resources prevent our communities from taking proactive steps to prevent them from becoming violent,” said Cornyn, R-Texas, in a written statement.

Jennifer Baker, spokeswoman for NRA legislative affairs, said the bill took “meaningful steps toward fixing the system and making our communities safer.”

Arkadi Gerney, a gun policy expert for the liberal Center for American Progress, said prodding states to submit additional data to the background check system is “a good and smart notion,” but it would be better to push broader legislation “that covers all the gaps.”


No. 2 Senate Republican proposing gun background check bill – Yahoo News




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  • Buck Smith

    Makes more sense than any a Democrat can come up with.

  • hangman57

    No more gun laws ,it restricts Americans rights to own guns . Replace these two senators .

    • Douglas

      I’ve been voting against Cornyn for years. If it was between him and a Democrat, I left it unchecked.

      • Tex Irvin

        time to replace this RINO

        • Douglas

          I wish we could Tex. I was hoping to do just that when we finally got rid of Hutcherson.
          I’m beginning to think its the Democrats that keep voting him in.

  • ThereAintNoJustice

    Just enforce the laws we have…. If they don’t work, repeal them…. If you want to change them put up a referendum and let the voters decide.

  • Larry

    For those old enough, think back to a time God was welcomed in our schools and main street. Was there a problem with mentally ill people killing people? NO! Why not? Could it be morals were taught by the schools and parents? Morality God established, and our Founding Father happily accepted and place in our Constitution?
    Fast forward , what is differ? Mental illness?, Is it really mental illness, or could lawyer talk, keeping the clients either out of jail or off death role. As a psychiatric nurse, I have seen first hand what the problem is. ANGER! Angry because they can’t have everything they want, they deserve it. NOT! People have no moral compass, Murder use to be wrong. About the same time God was thrown out, murder became acceptable, acceptable for convenience. 55.000,000 innocent babies, murdered for convenience. Now every where you turn, right we’re told is wrong, If it feels good do it, were told Why is it we go out of our way to do wrong? Why?
    And now, we have a president who leads the way, his every move, is a move to destroy our Constitution and our nation. you fill in the blank of what he is. Oh there is one other group that has failed us as a nation, CONGRESS! How many have written your congressman or woman asking why they are not doing something to stop him? Our Constitution mandates congress to monitor both the executive and judicial branches. When someone from either of these branches refuse to follow those requirements set forth in our Constitution, the Constitution mandates the House of Representatives must write “Articles of Impeachment”, then the House will present their case before the Senate who after hearing the case must vote as to guilt or not.
    Since NO one in the House of Representatives have not filled an “Article of Impeachment” against the president for the many impeachable actions he has done, it does say a lot about the House. To me, they are in bed with him and are just as guilty! What say you?

    • Douglas

      I agree that our Moral Compass is gone. Decade after decade we have allowed Liberal Progressive Professors, many which are atheists, indoctrinate our children into becoming not only Socialist but atheists as well.
      This once great Christian Nation is fast becoming the 21st Century copy of the 20th Century USSR.

  • chasbrey

    Nothing good comes from submitting more of our information to Capitol City. This amounts to a centralized database that will NEVER be complete or correct, and harm innocent folks that end up in there through some bureaucratic error or miskeyed data.

  • Tex Irvin

    And who decides what constitutes a serious mental problem ? An anti gunner would say anyone who owns a gun is unstable