Former President Donald Trump blasted Republicans who are working on a bipartisan gun bill which is spearheaded by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).
The bill was prompted by several recent mass shootings, including at a Buffalo, NY grocery store and an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Fox News reports:
The bill would provide funding for states to create programs that could keep weapons away from people who are dangers to themselves or others, often called red flag laws. It would also enhance background checks for gun buyers under 21, add penalties for some gun criminals and provide funding for a variety of health and mental health-related programs.
It also addresses close the so-called “boyfriend loophole,” which is a gap in federal law that means spousal domestic abusers can have gun rights taken away but not unmarried ones.
Cornyn was booed at a Texas GOP convention for his participation in the bill, and the NRA has blasted it as well. It is being labeled as a gun safety bill, but many conservatives are warning that it will slowly chip away at Second Amendment rights in America.
In a string of fiery posts on his Truth Social account, Trump wrote on Thursday:
Mitch McConnell’s push for Republican Senators to vote for Gun Control will be the final straw. Just like he gave away the Debt Ceiling and got NOTHING in return, or handed the Dems a great sound bite and victory with the Infrastructure Bill, which is actually all about the Green New Deal, he is now forcing approval of the FIRST STEP IN TAKING AWAY YOUR GUNS! Republican Senators SHOULD NOT VOTE FOR THIS CAREER ENDING BILL!!!
Are there really 14 Republican Senators that are willing to start the “TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY” movement? If this Bill is passed, what will be next? Will be very hard to stop! How many of the 14 Senators are up for re-election in 2022? That’s what I thought!
Trump also ripped into Cornyn on Wednesday, and reposted the statement again on Thursday:
The deal on “Gun Control” currently being structured and pushed in the Senate by the Radical Left Democrats, with the help of Mitch McConnell, RINO Senator John Cornyn of Texas, and others, will go down in history as the first step in the movement to TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY. Republicans, be careful what you wish for!!!
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