The Senate on Tuesday unveiled the language of the bipartisan gun control agreement that Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) reached with Democrats at the urging of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
NPR reports that gun control is expanding background checks for gun buyers ages 18 to 20. The legislation also expands the list of prohibited buyers by adding dating relationships under the domestic violence clause, thereby closing the “boyfriend loophole” that Democrats have been arguing against for years.
The legislation also contains financial incentives for states that agree to adopt red flag laws.
Rep. Matt Gaetz anticipated financial incentives for red laws and said Breitbart News Saturday that Cornyn’s gun control package uses “federal money to bribe states to enact red flag laws.”
Gaetz later reiterated it, saying Cornyn’s gun control package is “literally using the federal government to bribe states to deprive citizens of their Second Amendment rights.”
the NRA answered to gun control saying it “falls short on every level.”
They added, “This legislation can be abused to restrict legal gun purchases, infringe on the rights of law-abiding Americans, and use fed dollars to fund gun control measures being taken by state and local politicians.”
The NRA noted: “This bill leaves too much discretion in the hands of government officials and also contains vague and overblown provisions, inviting interference with our constitutional freedoms.”
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