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GOP senators untouched by upcoming midterms pave way for gun control legislation

Published in Blog on June 13, 2022 by Article V Patriot

Ten Republican senators have announced their support for a gun control package, which means gun legislation will likely pass both the House and Senate, and presumably head to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. 

While there is no bill drafted yet, its framework includes funding for school safety resources, strengthened background checks for buyers under the age of 21, incentives for states to implement their own red flag laws, penalties for straw purchases of firearms and increased protections for domestic violence victims. 

Over the weekend, 10 Senate Republicans, who are either retiring or not seeking re-election for several years, announced they will back gun reform legislation. 

These 10 senators are:

Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) – Retiring 
Richard Burr (R-N.C.) – Retiring 
Bill Cassidy (R-La.) – Term ends in 2027
Susan Collins (R-Maine) – Term ends in 2027 
John Cornyn (R-Texas) – Term ends in 2027
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) – Term ends in 2027
Rob Portman (R-Ohio) – Retiring
Mitt Romney (R-Utah) – Term ends in 2025
Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) – Term ends in 2027
Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) – Retiring 

It’s likely that Republican voters in places like Texas, Ohio and North Carolina are not in support of red flag laws and other gun control legislation. Which means, these politicians appear to have interests other than the people they represent. 

The Senate will likely be able to pass by the 60-vote threshold to avoid a filibuster thanks to these GOP politicians.

This shows how out-of-touch senators can be with the people they represent when they feel comfortable in their position of power. They are turning their backs away from voters.

Which is all the more reason for an Article V Convention of States. 

The NRA didn’t give a firm opinion on the framework, but said it “will continue to oppose any effort to insert gun control policies, initiatives that override constitutional due process protections and efforts to deprive law-abiding citizens of their fundamental right to protect themselves and their loved ones into this or any other legislation.”

Elected officials on both sides of the aisle spend way too long in Washington and forget that they are there to represent their constituents back home. However, that’s not the way it appears to be for these 10 senators.

Americans should be represented in Washington, not deceived and forgotten about when politicians are locked into office for another term. 

Term limits can stop career politicians from becoming so ingrained in the system that they only care about the people when they’re up for re-election. They should alway uphold the values that got them elected in the first place while always protecting our Constitution 

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