Is compromise possible? Republicans have gun control proposals too

Is compromise possible? Republicans have gun control proposals too

Lawmakers spar over gun reform after Biden executive order threat 00:00 00:0001:58GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay President Biden says he doesn’t "want to wait another minute, let alone an hour" to act on gun control following two deadly mass shootings in the span of a week. With a renewed sense of urgency, he called on the Senate this week to pass two recent House bills aimed at expanding background checks. The last time a president signed major gun reform into law was over 25 years ago in 1994, and the most recent legislation isn’t likely to break that streak with a 60-vote filibuster and Republicans who find the bills overreaching. Even moderates have expressed distaste for the twin House bills, though there is room for bipartisan overlap. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V.a., has said he will not join his caucus in supporting the current bills. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, decried that the nation had had "so many mass shootings." But when asked what legislation could pass, he responded, "That’s a big topic." Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., who’s proposed his own gun control legislation in the past, told reporters Tuesday he doesn’t think the House has passed anything that can make it through the Senate. Still, some Republicans think there may be hope to come together on legislation. "Tightening the background check system is possible. The House bill is too broad and goes too far for the Senate," said Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio. "But I think something […]

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