Burr, Tillis jump onboard gun control bandwagon


Once again, we have prominent North Carolina Republicans helping leftists pass pieces of their agenda:

Senate bargainers announced a bipartisan framework Sunday responding to last month’s mass shootings, a noteworthy though limited breakthrough offering modest gun curbs and bolstered efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs. The proposal falls far short of tougher steps long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats. Even so, the accord was embraced by Biden and enactment would signal a significant turnabout after years of gun massacres that have yielded little but stalemate in Congress. Leaders hope to push any agreement into law rapidly — they hope this month — before the political momentum fades that has been stirred by the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.

Participants cautioned that final details and legislative language remain to be completed, meaning fresh disputes and delays might emerge. North Carolina’s Republican senators, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, were among 20 senators, including 10 Republicans, who released a statement calling for passage. That is potentially crucial because the biggest obstacle to enacting the measure is probably in the 50-50 Senate, where at least 10 GOP votes will be needed to attain the usual 60-vote threshold for approval. “Families are scared, and it is our duty to come together and get something done that will help restore their sense of safety and security in their communities,” the lawmakers said.

The group, led by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Krysten Sinema, D-Ariz., and North Carolina’s Tillis produced the agreement after two weeks of closed-door talks.


The compromise would make the juvenile records of gun buyers under age 21 available when they undergo background checks.[…]

So, if those records do become public, how do you determine what makes someone TOO DANGEROUS to purchase a gun?

Plenty of people have run-ins with the law as kids, but are good citizens throughout adulthood.


[…] The suspects who killed 10 Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo and 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde were both 18, and many perpetrators of recent years’ mass shootings have been young.

The agreement would offer money to states to enact and put in place “red flag” laws that make it easier to temporarily take guns from people considered potentially violent, plus funds to bolster school safety and mental health programs.[…]

Who gets to decide IF your guns get seized?  What specific criteria make you eligible for having your guns seized? Everybody has the “potential” to get violent.  It’s not illegal to seek mental health care or take psychiatric medicine (with a prescription). Lots of people do that and never go on shooting sprees. Measures like this could discourage people who need mental health care from seeking it. Who wants to get branded a potential threat because you are addressing a health problem?

Seizing guns, eh?  This certainly sets the table for crooked state or local pols to snatch your guns if you have political affiliations they don’t like.


[…] Some people who informally sell guns for profit would be required to obtain federal dealers’ licenses, which means they would have to conduct background checks of buyers.

Like the guys who sell guns from the trunks of their cars, or from their garage or “back room”?  *Yeah, I’m sure they’ll follow Thom and Dick’s new regs to the Tee.*

This garbage will further hassle law-abiding folks trying to exercise their Second Amendment rights.  People who get the idea in their head to shoot up a location couldn’t give a rip about Thom and Dick’s gun control bill.

What about “gun -free zones”?  All of these mass shooting sites had those stupid signs posted.  The only person armed was the scumbag killer.

I love how these people keep mentioning 21 dead in Uvalde and 10 dead in Buffalo.  Twenty-one dead?  That figure easily gets surpassed on a “good” Friday night in Chicago, Detroit, New York, or DC.  Those don’t get mentioned.  Attention to those facts would raise too many uncomfortable questions and points about certain constituencies that statists depend on for election and reelection. There will be no discussion or enactment of a plan to fix the violence problem in the aforementioned big cities.

Feeling screwed over yet?  *It’s always pleasant to have these people claim they’ll go to DC to “fight the liberal agenda,” but end up helping to get it passed.*

These people are getting way too close to stomping out our God-given rights listed in our Founding Documents.