Senate Republicans Caving to Gun Grabbers?
Breitbart's Awr Hawkins reports:
The Courier-Journal reports that McConnell was a guest on the Louisville, KY, Terry Meiners Show where he said, "What we can't do is fail to pass something," adding, "The urgency of this is not lost on any of us."
NPR reports that McConnell addressed an "assault weapons" ban, saying: "We had that ban for about a 10-year period. There's a good deal of dispute about whether it actually had an impact or not. It's certainly one of the front and center issues. I think … probably background checks and red flags will probably lead the discussion. But a lot of other things will come up as well."
McConnell also stressed background checks would be taken up by the Senate.
On August 7, 2019, Breitbart News reported that President Donald Trump pushed for Congressional action for background checks. The Associated Press quoted Trump saying, "There's a great appetite, and I mean a very strong appetite, for background checks. And I think we can bring up background checks like we've never had before." (RELATED: These are the Guns Americans Should Worry About)
Background checks have been required on all retail gun sales in the United States since 1998.