Obviously, the hot topic in Washington right now is what they’re going to do about gun regulation, or what they’re not going to do about it.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer recently blocked a couple measures from both Democrats and Republicans aimed at reducing gun violence.

Following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that claimed the lives of at least 19 students, some Republicans are considering giving in to Democratic demands for stricter federal gun laws.

Democrats have long sought for stronger gun control at the federal level, but Republicans have resisted these measures, emphasizing Second Amendment rights as justification. Some Republicans now appear to be willing to soften their stance.

Most notably, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) claimed during a CNN interview that he had asked Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to talk with some centrist Democrats, including Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), in an attempt to reach a compromise package.

“I’ve encouraged him to talk to Senator Sinema, Senator Murphy, and others who are interested in trying to get an outcome that’s directly related to the problem,” McConnell said, adding that he is “hopeful that we could come up with a bipartisan solution that’s directly related to the facts of this awful massacre.”

I really don’t know what they’re proposing as of yet, but whatever it is, I’m sure it’ll be invasive and non-productive.

Honestly, I don’t have any problem with background checks across the board. I don’t think that it is that big of a deal. I know that I may not be in the majority of conservative thought with that view, but to me it is logical. If we’re willing to withhold criminals from owning firearms because they do criminal acts with them, then I don’t think it’s unreasonable to make sure that standard goes across the board. Would that stop criminals from obtaining guns entirely? Absolutely, not. There is no one thing that can be done to fix the problem of gun violence in our country. It will take a multi-faceted approach to do that.

Daniel

Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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  • How will tougher firearm laws stop criminals from using illegally gotten firearms? By definition criminals do not obey the law. Only people that obey the law are affected. Why not pass laws the put CRIMINALS in jail that use a firearm, not just slap them on the wrist.

    • Your comment sounds too logical. The democrats and weak kneed republicans will never go for it!!

  • I have a feeling that American Citizens have reached the point where they will ignore laws that disarm them, especially in the face of criminals being coddled and set free rather than punished.

    Like in Canada where they have decided that Canadian Citizens can’t have handguns. I don’t really expect to hear of long lines turning their handguns in.

    Governments have reached the point where their citizens are ignoring them when it comes to their safety.

  • We all know what they intend to do and how far they want to go. Please be aware and let you legislators know they are out of they vote for this crap!

  • There are at present thousands of gun laws on the books and yet weekends here are a blood bath in an actual ongoing war zone. Theysimple don’t work. Criminals do no obey laws which has always been known to anyone of average intelligence. The Republicans text me often asking why I no longer donate and the answer to is that neither party honestly has the average American middle and lower classes at heart. All have become a self-aggrandizing cabal of mealy mouth politicians.

  • The Republicans or the Democrat are the weakest when there’s something really important to do or to think about. But making more gun laws isn’t the answer. Remember, the laws would only apply to the legal owners of gun, not to the crooks and dishonest people, Most of the guns being used were obtained how? And, by who? How did the young man obtain 2 AR-15s? The media stated that he wasn’t even 18, or the legal age to have a gun. Where did he obtain it? Or did he do a Hunter Biden and lie on his background paperwork? By the way, if Hunter lied on his paperwork, then he’s a crook who lied and should be charged.

  • Republican voters just can’t get it through their heads to primary their RINO’s. Vote them all out of office. Beijing Mitch along with the rest of the RINO’s are going to sell out the law abiding gun owner. One thinks Mitch cares if he gets voted out of office, after he causes more damage. Hell no. Mitch will retire on his present salary for the rest of his natural life. Mitch, McCarthy and Corrupt Quid Pro will met up in hell.

  • WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE IN CONGRESS THINK 4 OR 5 HUNDRED PAGES LAWS SAYING YOU CAN NOT HAVE A GUN > GOING THE STOP THE KILLING OF PEOPLE WITH GUNS >?
    ??
    IT HAS NOT YET AND THAT IS HOW MANY THERE IS NOW>:

  • “Republicans are considering giving in to Democratic”

    Why in Gods name do you people keep calling Democrats Democratic, If your going to report on that party at least call them what they are and they are NOT Democratic by any means.

  • If the Republicans sign on to any gun control bill they can kiss goodbye in 2022 to winning the House or the Senate. Voters will stay home, not vote and you will only have yourselves to blame. Make the legal and judicial branches do their job and lock up criminals for 10 years or more. Criminals don’t have a “color” other than being a criminal period.

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