Senate Republicans say they’re going to bring a ‘compromise gun control bill’ to the floor, possibly by the end of this week. This comes after lawmakers defeated four gun-grabbing measures, each a knee-jerk response to the terrorist attack in Orlando, jus’ yesterday.
In fact, Progressive GOP Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to hold a vote on legislation sponsored by fellow Progressive, GOP Senator Susan Collins.
“Essentially we believe if you are too dangerous to fly on an airplane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun,” Collins said.
It would authorize the federal government to block gun purchases by people who appear on the “no-fly” list or who are on a “selectee” list that requires them to receive extra scrutiny before flying. Collins’s bill uses a smaller list of 109,000 ‘suspected’ individuals and not the full terror watch list.
So, to hell with the U.S. Constitution and to hell with ‘due process,’ as the Senate continues to sacrifice our God-given liberty’s in order to keep ‘Americans us safe.’ If this passes, paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin, we deserve neither liberty not security.