It’s shocking. Democrats voted down Republican gun control legislation for political gain.
The Senate voted on four gun bills yesterday, two proposed by Republicans and two by Democrats. The Republican bills had majority support and did not violate Americans’ constitutional rights.
Republican Senator Grassley’s bill would have increased funding for the NICS background check and would have pressed states to send more records to the FBI on criminals and others who had been barred from buying guns.
Republican Senator Cornyn’s bill would have helped keep firearms out of the hands of “suspected” or known terrorists. His bill would let the government block a sale to a known or suspected terrorist, and prosecutors would then have three days to convince a judge that the would-be buyer was likely a terrorist.
Both failed to pass because the Democrats filibustered them.
Democrat Senator Feinstein’s bill barred gun sales to anyone on a federal terrorism watch list. There was NO Due Process and the list is considered a joke by intelligence officials but the Democrats supported it. They don’t let the Constitution get in their way.
Then there was Democrat Chris Murphy’s bill that allowed an inadequate background check list of people who can’t buy guns expanded to people who sell between friends and families. It, along with Feinstein’s bill, went down to defeat.
It might come as a surprise to some, but Democrats filibustered the two gun proposals that did make some sense because they didn’t want Republicans to look good.
Harry went right out after the vote to deceive the public.
“Republicans say, ‘Hey look, we tried,'” said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. “And all the time, their cheerleaders, the bosses at the NRA, are cheering them.” He said that knowing he is blatantly lying.
“No one wants terrorists to be able to buy guns,” McConnell said. He suggested that Democrats used the day’s votes “to push a partisan agenda or craft the next 30-second campaign ad.”
As usual Democrats’ concern for the American people takes a back seat to their political needs.