它的. Cornyn defends bipartisan gun deal after conservative criticism of proposed 'red flag laws'

The Texas senator joined狐狸 & 友人Tuesday to address the proposals including proposedred flag laws,” which have drawn criticism from some conservatives.

GOP senators who negotiated this weekend’s deal on gun legislation rejected several Democrat proposals, including an assault weapons ban for those under 21, as they helped shape an agreement lawmakers believe can become law.

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文件 - 它的. 米奇·麦康奈尔, R-Ky。, 剩下, 和森. 约翰·科宁, 德州, 对, talk to reporters following a closed-door policy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, 星期二, 游行 8, 2016. In the aftermath of recent horrific mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, 纽约, a bipartisan group of senators, including Cornyn and Sen. 克里斯墨菲, D-Conn。, are holding private virtual meetings during recess to try to strike a compromise over gun safety legislation.

文件 – 它的. 米奇·麦康奈尔, R-Ky。, 剩下, 和森. 约翰·科宁, 德州, 对, talk to reporters following a closed-door policy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, 星期二, 游行 8, 2016. In the aftermath of recent horrific mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, 纽约, a bipartisan group of senators, including Cornyn and Sen. 克里斯墨菲, D-Conn。, are holding private virtual meetings during recess to try to strike a compromise over gun safety legislation. (美联社照片/J. 斯科特·阿普怀特, 文件)

On the controversialred flag laws,” a policy that has faced criticism from Republicans, Cornyn explained that the proposal does not enact national red flag laws, however assists states that do have red flag laws in place.

“我们是, 毕竟, talking about a constitutional right. But the goal is to keep guns out of the hands of people with criminal backgrounds and people with mental health problems, which is the current law,” 他说.

The senator responded to Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt raising concerns on the bipartisan bill Monday night 上 “塔克·卡尔森(Tucker Carlson)今晚。” Schmitt denouncedred flag lawsas a step toward eventual gun confiscations.

Red states like Florida and Indiana have them and they seem to be working relatively well. 但又一次, this is not there’s not a national requirement. And certainly one of the requirements of the funding will be the sort of rigorous due process that the attorney general said,” Cornyn responded.

Cornyn also explained the need to extend the ban to purchase a firearm to misdemeanor domestic violence offenses.

Cornyn said he believes the bill worked on with Democrats strikes the right balance to receive support from both sides of the aisle.

We’ve found a way to come up with good policies, enforcing the current law and respecting the right, the fundamental right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.

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