Senator says ‘Serious’ Bipartisan Negotiations on Gun Legislation Underway

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Sen. Chris Murphy said Congress is holding “serious” bipartisan negotiations on legislation intended to curb gun violence.

The potential legislation includes strengthening the gun background check system, mental health resources, and security dollars for schools Murphy said Sunday.

According to The Washington Examiner:

“We’re talking about red flag laws. We’re talking about strengthening and expanding the background check system, if not universal background checks. We’re talking about safe storage. And yes, we’re also talking about mental health resources and more security dollars for schools. A package that really, in the end, could have a significant downward pressure on gun violence in this country,” Murphy told ABC News’s Jonathan Karl. “Maybe that’s the most important thing we could do is just show that progress is possible and that the sky doesn’t fall for Republicans if they support some of these commonsense measures.”

Discussions have been held over the weekend with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), among other Democrats and Republicans, and are likely to continue through early next week, Murphy added.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer turned to Murphy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), both of whom were involved in efforts to pass background check legislation after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in their home state of Connecticut in 2012, to represent Democrats in negotiations, giving them a 10-day deadline to reach a bipartisan agreement.

Senator Dick Durbin recently told CNN he feels like there has been a shift amongst his colleagues on the issue of gun control.

“I can’t say for certain, but I can tell you I sense a different feeling among my colleagues after Uvalde,” Durbin, the Democratic whip, told CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday.



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Mary Moore
Mary Moore
4 months ago

Democrats in negotiation

Mary Moore
Mary Moore
4 months ago

The potential legislation

Dan
Dan
4 months ago

Take a look at CHICAGO!
you lame political hypocrites

r m
r m
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan

dumb c^o^o^n mayor in chicago dangerous to safety of residents there

Sharon Rountree
Sharon Rountree
4 months ago

They can take my guns of my Cold Dead hands! I am 73 years old and have the right to defend my life and my property! That is in the CONSTITUTION!

Meme
Meme
4 months ago

I don’t give a damn what cmimist damocraps say I do not and will not comply to a worthless ass communist damocrap . And it is our constitutional right to have guns and those bastards are not taking then away !!!! And anyone hands a gun to them deserve what’s coming down the road. You will wish you kept your guns. Communism in OUR COUNTRY DO NOT APPLY TO REAL AMERICANS. FUCK JOE BIDEN AND THE REST OF THEM . TELL JOE KAMALA NANCY OBAMA SANDERS SUSAN RICE AOC ILHAND. TELL THEM AND DONT FORGET THAT BITCH HILLARY TO COME GET THEM

r m
r m
4 months ago
Reply to  Meme

I would care less if I read in the paper Biden had a good stroke or heart attack. Same for his buddies in congress and their financiers. Keep praying. God delivers!

Robert
Robert
4 months ago

Stop gaslighting us! You know damn well, you do not have the votes or the sentiment of the people to carry your fantasy to a winning vote!

THOMAS CANFIELD
THOMAS CANFIELD
4 months ago

The father of one of the victims gave some really good advice about what should be done and it can be done quickly at minimal cost and delay and without affecting the 2nd Amendment. Simply have only one entrance to enter any school and have an armed Security guard there. This would have prevented the disaster at Uvalde. Alternatively, if more than one entrance is needed, have an armed guard at each entrance. No high cost renovations, no politics, just good tried and true security measures.

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
2 months ago

One way IN, one way OUT makes perfect sense!

Jim
Jim
4 months ago

Cornyn and McConnell should both be removed from office for failing to follow the wishes of their constituents. All democrats want to do is stand on the bodies of these children to force disarmament of Americans.

r m
r m
4 months ago
Reply to  Jim

McConnell is compromised. He looks drunk every time he appears on TV.

Bill
Bill
4 months ago

Any republican senator who votes on a gun bill that infringes on the legal gun rights of lawful American citizens and does not strongly and effectively get guns out of the hands of criminals should be removed from office.

Bill
Bill
4 months ago

Any republican senator who votes on a gun bill that infringes on the legal gun rights of lawful American citizens and does not strongly and effectively get guns out of the hands of criminals should be removed from office.

Barney_Fife
Barney_Fife
4 months ago

If that idiot Durbin said that, it’s probably a lie.

No new law or ‘control’ would have stopped this tragedy from happening. The demokrats just added 19 more innocent souls to their body count, all to get a political message out there.

Disgusting pigs!

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
4 months ago

The Democrats don’t want to discuss the most important change that should be made– recognizing that persons under 21 don’t have the maturity to be trusted with seriously dangerous decisions such as owning a gun or voting. 18-year olds should not be legally determined to be adults. Only adults should be trusted with guns or voting. If a gun is to be used by someone under 21, it should be an adult who should determine that he is mature enough for its use and be responsible for its use.

F J B
F J B
4 months ago

NOT ONE DAMN BIT IF THE BIPARTISAN BILL IS KEGAL! HERE WHY! JOE BIDEN WAS NOT LET ME REPEAT THAT IS BOT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATE’S! HE COMMITTED TREASON THE SECOND HE TOOK THE OATH OF OFFICE! THEREFORE NOTHING THIS IMPOSTER SIGNS HIS NAME TO IS A ILLEGAL! TRUE FACT!! NEWS MEDIA’S AND BIG TECH ARE IN ON IT INCLUDING THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA’S EVERY SINGLE ONE OF TGEM!

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
2 months ago

The demoCRAPS definition of “common sense” is absolutely 180 degrees OFF of MINE!
The VERMIN kalifornia government TRULY needs FUMIGATION!

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