In Congress, Republicans and Democrats put their heads together and came up with a new gun control bill.
The legislation strengthens states’ abilities to implement red flag laws, makes 18 to 21-year-olds jump through extra hoops when trying to buy firearms, and paves the way to lawful Americans having their Second Amendment rights infringed upon.
In the wake of this new bill, conservatives and GOP voters have expressed disappointment in Republicans who joined Democrats. Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association (NRA) came out with a statement opposing the bill.
With this Senate gun control legislation in the works, Democrats are now admitting this paves the way to even more restrictions on gun ownership.
The CNN Interview That Tells It All
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) spoke with CNN on Wednesday about the bill she and other lawmakers worked to pass.
The most interesting moment of the interview arrived when the congresswoman was asked about Democratic voters who believe the gun control bill doesn’t go far enough. After all, this has certainly been a complaint coming from many left-wing voters.
To this end, Klobuchar confirmed the present gun control bill “paves the way” for additional Second Amendment infringements to be considered in the future. The congresswoman then said if Democrats don’t make any moves on gun control, then ultimately nothing will be done.
🚨BREAKING: NRA Announces Opposition to Senate Gun Control Legislation
"This legislation can be abused to restrict lawful gun purchases, infringe upon the rights of law-abiding Americans, & use fed dollars to fund gun control measures being adopted by state & local politicians." pic.twitter.com/tXriTiWLzw
— NRA (@NRA) June 21, 2022
Klobuchar also claimed that Democrats’ work on getting gun control restrictions passed has been a years-long process. She specifically mentioned her time in the Senate during the Trump administration after the shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The congresswoman told CNN how she and her colleagues sat across from then-President Trump to discuss matters involving background checks. Klobuchar then claimed that despite the conversations, nothing ultimately came from them legislatively.
Major Concerns From Republican Voters
Republican voters across the United States remain concerned and outraged over GOP Senate members who are joining with Democrats to get more gun control on the books.
Klobuchar’s admission that the latest bill paves the way to even more restrictions is exactly what conservatives have been sounding the alarm against all along.
Senator Cornyn said this gun control bill is "a step in the right direction." So what is the NEXT step?!
— Rep. Barry Moore (@RepBarryMoore) June 23, 2022
Furthermore, GOP voters continue to warn the endgame of Democrats, and the gun control movement is to completely seize every gun across the country.
If Republicans in Congress go along with this and habitually assist Democrats in their gun-grabbing efforts, it will mean very dark times for the Second Amendment and lawful gun owners.