The ‘compromise’ is worse than the Cornyn bill, which at least had a measure of due process, which Democrats voted against. This is the no fly list, plus another random list that government just decides you need ‘extra scrutiny’. Not even the ‘terrorism watch list’. None of this would have stopped Omar Mateen or most of the other mass shooters. Yet “we must do something!”
Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday they’ll soon bring a compromise gun control bill to the floor, after lawmakers defeated four partisan gun measures in response to the latest in a string of mass shootings.
GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has pledged to hold a vote on legislation sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, as early as this week. It would empower federal authorities 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.
“Essentially we believe if you are too dangerous to fly on an airplane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun,” Collins said just after she presented her plan to GOP lawmakers in a closed-door meeting.
Collins unveiled the plan flanked by four Democrats, three Republicans and an Independent. The lawmakers said they joined the compromise effort because they believe the public wants Congress to take action to prevent more mass shootings.