Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, praised Thursday’s gun control measures passed by the Senate. He described them as “common sense guardrails” that improve safety.
CBS News quoted McConnell, who simultaneously praised both the Supreme Court’s decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen as well as the Senate’s passing of Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), gun control measure Thursday night.
McConnell stated, “I am proud to have won these two complementary victories that will make America freer and more secure.” Law-abiding Americans will be able to sleep tonight with much stronger Second Amendment rights than they had today. Meanwhile, new commonsense safeguards for convicted criminals as well as mental illness are on the verge of becoming law.
Cornyn’s gun control package expands background check for gun buyers, makes use of taxpayer money to encourage states to adopt red flag laws and broadens National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Domestic violence statutes are used to extend the prohibited purchasers list to include dating relationships.
CBS reported that Cornyn stated that gun control was an answer to the Uvalde, TX shooting on May 24, 2022 and the attack in Buffalo, NY on May 14, 2022.
Gun controls increase penalties for straw purchasing and gun trafficking. These are crimes that have nothing to do Uvalde or Buffalo.