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Republican and Democratic senators negotiating over a legislative proposal to respond to mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, will hold a Zoom call Tuesday in hopes of reaching a deal on a basic framework by next week.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who has been tasked by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to negotiate with Democrats, said the talks have been ongoing on the phone and in person.

The group is focused on a proposal to incentivize states to establish red flag laws to prohibit individuals who are deemed dangerous to themselves or others from possessing fire arms.

The senators are also looking at legislation to expand background checks for firearms sales and transfers.

Bipartisan Senate working group on gun violence will meet Tuesday | The Hill

 

To all those who have been bashing the NRA, assist on its dismantling and swore they could do a better job, here is your chance to prove it.

We expect daily reports of your achievements.

Get to it.

We are taking a rest on this one and expect you to not only stop this onslaught on our Rights but we want to be able to buy full auto weapons and silencers without the hassle of background checks by Christmas.

[Kicks flip flops off]

 

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

13 thoughts on “Here is your opportunity to do better.”
  1. Of course neither of my US Senators are available at 0900. I’ll try later. I think they are all on vacation.

  2. And even though my Senator is here in my home state, they won’t even let me request a meeting with her. “I wish to meet with her about infringing on the rights of US citizens” Nope, the staffer won’t even take the request. Won’t take contact info, won’t pass it on. I’m just not big enough. Guess I have to try a different path.

  3. A Senator with a A+ rating from the NRA is going to talk gun control and you wonder why gun owners are looking for alternative groups to represent them.

    1. “We had to roll over on red flag laws and give up semi auto rifles so our $30,000 over-unders didn’t get classified as destructive devices. Don’t worry. If you donate more money to us, we’ll get it overturned.” – 4D chess master WLP

      1. I’ll preface this by saying I don’t like WLP, and I want him gone. That said, it’s always worth reminding people that the only power the NRA has is to be able to tell politicians “support what we want, or we’ll recommend to our members that they not vote for you”. That’s it. The NRA are not legislators. The NRA-ILA and NRA-PVF can make campaign contributions, but spread across the country, that’s not going to be enough to effectively “bribe” the majority of politicians into doing what the NRA wants.
        If the NRA had stood fast on those issues you mentioned, politicians could simply just ignore them. For many members of the NRA, and for many gun owners that post on this blog and elsewhere, guns are a single issue. For the majority of Americans, this isn’t the case. Politicians that are ostensibly “pro-gun” know this.
        Please understand I’m not so much defending the NRA as I’m pointing out that they aren’t the political juggernaut that so many people think they are. Both the left (the NRA are child killers!) and the right (the NRA are Fudds who do nothing good!) place way more credence in the NRA’s abilities than are warranted.

        1. WLP has been voted to remain at the head of the NRA. And since they lost their bid to file bankruptcy, they are making major cuts to save money, and to your point, the NRA will be less effective than in the past. I think even last election cycle, they only made about $2M in donations?

          1. I’m not sure what they spent last time through. On that issue though, the money donated to the NRA-ILA and NRA-PVF isn’t money that can be used to buy WLP a nice new suit or lavish hotel rooms for the board. ILA/PVF is run by Jason Ouimet and this is the lobbying branch, it is the NRA’s political action committee (PAC). NRA member dues and donations can’t be used for this branch or for lobbying, only donations to the ILA and PVF can be used for lobbying. I haven’t cut a check to the NRA in years, though in that time I have occasionally donated to the ILA.

  4. “Gun violence” is a looking glass euphemism that means whatever you want it to mean. It has no basis in logic or reason and its sole purpose is to inflame and manipulate ignorant peasants.

    1. Gun violence is real and an accurate expression. I left my double barrel and my over under on the bench together after a good cleaning and when I got back with my coffee, they were Fighting!

  5. Here’s an idea – why are any Republican senators talking to Dems about gun control at all?? How about NO NEGOTIATIONS??

    The NRA doesn’t have anything to do with Cocaine Mitch’s instructions to join the gun control party. He’s doing this so they can say they “worked on the issue together” come midterms.

  6. > To all those who have been bashing the NRA, assist on its dismantling and swore they could do a better job, here is your chance to prove it.

    Sure thing. I joined the FPC because they are actually using my money to fight instead of paying for more plane flights and suits for Wayne and more yachts for Brewer.

    Wait, you still support the NRA despite them being run by grifters? No wonder gun rights are under siege.

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