On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump issued a statement on Truth Social about the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, calling it a “Gun Control” bill, and the “first step” in a movement to “take your guns away.”
“The deal on ‘Gun Control’ currently being structured and pushed in the Senate by the Radical Left Democrats, with the help of Mitch McConnell, RINO Senator John Cornyn of Texas, and others, will go down in history as the first step in the movement to TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY,” the post read.
“Republicans, be careful what you wish for!!!” he also warned.
The post comes a day after 14 Republican senators voted to proceed with the bill, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell-Ky., Senator John Cornyn-Texas, and Senator Mitt Romney-Utah, pushing the bill 64-34 through the Senate.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed that bill would “allow police to confiscate firearms unconstitutionally, legally from American citizens who have not been charged, much less convicted of a crime.”
“Fourteen Republican senators betrayed their voter base on Tuesday night when they voted to advance a gun control bill that concedes key constitutional ground to Democrats and their gun-grabbing wish list,” wrote Jordan Boyd of the Federalist.
Boyd continued, “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, his pick for lead negotiator Sen. John Cornyn, and nine GOPers committed to passing restrictive gun legislation last week. When the “bipartisan” group of senators finally produced the rushed bill’s text, Republican Sens. Joni Ernst, Todd Young, Shelley Moore Capito, and Lisa Murkowski joined the legislation’s authors (except for Sen. Pat Toomey, who was absent) to ram it through the upper chamber and then to the House of Representatives as soon as possible.”
“At a time when inflation exacerbated by federal spending is at all-time highs, more than a dozen Republican senators voted to proceed with legislation that funnels billions of dollars to states and government agencies, including the FBI, under the guise of stopping future deadly shootings like the one in Uvalde where 19 children and two teachers died after a shooter entered an elementary school through a backdoor and was not stopped by law enforcement until an hour later. In reality, the bill is littered with vague language about “dating partners” and red flag laws, which allow law enforcement to temporarily confiscate guns from someone the government deems a danger to the public or themselves, which could be easily exploited by partisan bureaucrats.” Boyd warned.
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