GOP Leader Betrays NRA – Could Lose His Most Important Rating
(TargetLiberty.org) – On June 22, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act by a vote of 64 to 34. One negotiator for the legislation, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) may be in hot water with the National Rifle Association (NRA) over the measure, and in danger of losing the A+ rating he earned back in 2014.
Although the association didn’t make a formal announcement regarding Cornyn, it did respond with opposition to the current gun reform legislation. In fact, the NRA believes the act could infringe on the Second Amendment rights of American citizens.
🚨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
Cornyn didn’t seem bothered by the NRA’s position, saying it can’t have a say in the final policy. The bipartisan effort seeks to supply federal funding to states with red flag laws, increase the scrutiny of the approval process for people between 18 and 21 who want to buy guns, and restrict domestic violence offenders from owning weapons.
On June 22, the Texas lawmaker stated the bipartisan group talked to the NRA and noted its concerns. Ultimately, the final piece of legislation was up to the Senate group to draft — not the association.
Do you think the NRA will strip Cornyn of his A+ status in response to his support of the bill?
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