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Chris Murphy: Unlikely to Get 60 Votes on Universal Background Checks

During a March 28, 2021, interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) admitted that Democrats probably cannot round up 60 votes for the universal background check legislation contained in H.R. 8. Host Chuck Todd pointed out that Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jon Tester (D-MT) have both made clear they do not…

Chris Murphy Outlines Other Gun Laws Democrats Can Pursue Once Universal Background Checks Secured

During the March 28, 2021, airing of NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. Chris Murphy (D) outlined additional gun control that could be considered once universal background checks are in place. His comments came after host Chuck Todd asked if it is a “political impossibility” to secure regulation of certain categories of firearms at this time.…

Report: Frustrated Gun Controllers Dig in for ‘Long Game’

As the days turn into weeks since since the Atlanta-area shootings, and nearly a week has passed since Boulder, frustrated gun control activists say they are digging in for the “long game.” The New York Times reports that Newtown Action Alliance’s Po Murray expressed frustration with what she sees as President Biden’s “inconsistent” messaging on…

Dem Rep. Chu: Atlanta Shootings Were a Culmination of Hate ‘Stoked by’ Trump’s Xenophobia

Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “All In” that the three shootings at Atlanta-area spas, killing eight people, was a “culmination of a whole year’s worth of hate that was stoked by the xenophobia of Donald Trump.” Chu said, “We were shocked and heartbroken when we heard about the deaths of these eight people, six…

Man Arrested for Firearm/Ammo Offenses Near Vice President’s Residence

A man was arrested Wednesday for firearm and ammunition offenses on Naval Observatory grounds near the official residence of the Vice President of the United States. ABC News reports that VP Kamala Harris was not in the residence, as it is “undergoing renovations.” The suspect is identified as 31-year-old Paul Murray from San Antonio, Texas.…

8 House Republicans Vote for Democrat Gun Control Bill

A significant gun control measure mandating universal background checks passed the Democrat-controlled House Thursday with the help of eight Republicans. CNN reports the eight Republicans were: Vern Buchanan of Florida Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania Maria Salazar of Florida Andrew Garbarino of New York Chris Smith of New Jersey Fred Upton of Michigan Carlos Gimenez of Florida…

House Democrat Mike Thompson Claims, Without Evidence, 90% of Americans Support His Gun Control...

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) claimed Wednesday that 90 percent of Americans support the universal background check gun control he introduced last week. Thompson’s bill, H.R. 8, “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021” expands retail point-of-sale checks to private sales as well, thereby criminalizing all private gun sales performed without an FBI background check.…

NRA Warns Members Joe Biden ‘Extreme Gun Control’ Measures Coming

The NRA is citing “DC sources” and warning that Congress could take up President Joe Biden’s gun control proposals as early as next week. 🚨BREAKING: Sources in DC report that Congress will be voting on Biden’s extreme gun control legislation as early as next week. Possible that they will bypass committee process. Stay tuned, NRA…

Andy Biggs at CPAC: ATF Creating Law Without Legislative Authority

During Saturday’s Second Amendment panel at CPAC, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) suggested the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is busy creating law even though they lack legislative authority. Biggs was speaking specifically in response to President Joe Biden’s executive push against “ghost guns,” which is the moniker Democrats give to firearms built…

2 Injured in Friday Night Expressway Shooting in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Two people were injured when a gunman opened fire on an expressway Friday night in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. NBC Chicago reports state police responded to an incident on the Eisenhower Expressway at 8:20 p.m. Once there, a driver told them that someone in another vehicle opened fire on him and he crashed his…

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