Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) defended Americans’ rights under the Second Amendment over the weekend as the Democrats attempt to enforce stricter gun control laws after the Atlanta and Boulder, Colorado shootings.
During an appearance on Sunday on Fox News, Graham Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Senate majority leader, defied when he tried to get a ban on assault weapons to the Senate vote, vowing it would fail.
“I own an AR-15. If there is a natural disaster in South Carolina where the police can’t protect my neighborhood, my house will be the last the gang will come to because I can defend myself,” said Graham .
When Wallace asked what was wrong with a debate on the matter, Graham said he had no problem with the debate, but “it won’t be 50 votes much less than 60.”
“I own an AR-15. If there is a natural disaster in South Carolina where the police can’t protect my neighborhood, my house will be the last the gang will come to because I can defend myself.” – Lindsey Graham pic.twitter.com/PYTkLzvK1J
– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 28, 2021
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Biden says he will pass the gun legislation
According to CBS News, President Joe Biden said on Sunday that he was confident that a “rational” gun bill could be passed in an evenly divided Senate.
“I’m the only one who ever passed it, man. The only gun legislation ever passed is mine. It will happen again, ”said the President.
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As a member of the Senate, Biden received the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act in 1993 and the Assault Weapons Ban in 1994. His presidential campaign website also lists a plan for the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high capacity magazines.
Biden’s 1994 ban on assault weapons expired in 2005. The then National Rifle Association had vowed to retaliate against all lawmakers who voted for the law and assumed responsibility for the government’s medium-term takeover of the House in 1994 by the GOP.
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Weapons legislation currently in progress
Two bills on weapons legislation have already been passed by the House and are now going to the Senate. HR 8 extends the background checks required for selling or transferring firearms. This includes individuals and groups as well as online sales. It is supposed to close the so-called “gap in the arms show”.
HR 1446 would extend the initial background check from three days to ten days. This is sometimes referred to as the “Charleston Gap”.
The perpetrator of the 2015 Charleston Church shooting bought the gun but belatedly took possession of it due to a drug possession arrest that came up during a background check. However, the gun was given to him five days after he attempted to buy it.
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“Does the United States Need Stricter Arms Legislation?”
1000 National Likely Voters – No% / Yes%
Democrats – 21% / * 77% *
Not connected – 60% / * 35% *
Republicans – 71% / 22%
All voters – 49% / 46% https://t.co/WRER49PveJ
– Rasmussen reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) March 28, 2021
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How do Republicans react to attempted Democratic gun robbery?
While the Democrats are trying to rule Americans’ rights under the Second Amendment, the Republicans, seeing this as a very real threat, are expanding gun laws in some states. According to a report in USA Today, the NRA managed to enforce a move in Tennessee law that lifted the state’s requirement for a permit to carry a pistol.
Governor Bill Lee said, “What matters most here is that we allow the rights of law-abiding citizens to be protected.”
In Iowa, a similar bill will be on Governor Kim Reynolds (R) ‘s desk in a matter of days that will remove the transportation permit requirement and relax some other restrictions. In February Indiana law voted to remove the requirements for a permit to carry a pistol. Alabama, Louisiana, and South Carolina are all contemplating similar laws.
In a Washington Examiner report, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that the president would sign executive orders on gun control. What the timeframe for executive action is or what it would mean is not yet known. The President has stated that the White House would be exploring possible measures regarding imported weapons and weapons made with 3D machines that are not registered as weapons.
In his Sunday appearance on Fox News, Senator Graham spoke about something that neither Democrats nor Republicans seem to talk much about, and that is the incidence of mental health problems associated with shooting like the one in Boulder.
“Most of these problems have a lot to do with mental health. Count me in addressing this issue, ”he said, adding,“ 19 states have red flag laws. We can do a few things. “
“Whenever tragic shootings break out in this country, the left uses it as a reason to grab a gun belonging to a rightful gun owner.” @ LindseyGrahamSC discusses the Democrats’ gun surge after two mass shootings in a week during a sitdown with @HGurdon.
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– Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 25, 2021