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Mon Jun 21, 2021, 08:16 AM

Democrats set to pare down gun control bills in aim for unity

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Source: Politico

Senate Democrats are struggling for the total unity they need on major infrastructure and elections bills. Their gun control point man is determined to avoid that kind of quicksand.

Instead, Democrats are preparing to vote on a scaled-down guns bill — most likely a curtailed plan to boost background checks for firearm buyers. The goal is to unite the party and pick up a limited number of Republican votes, even as their effort appears headed towards the same doomed fate as previous proposals to curb gun violence. Despite the all-but-certain GOP filibuster facing Democrats on guns, they’re well aware that a unified 50-vote Senate majority is the only way to put unmitigated political pressure on their opponents.

It’s a stark contrast with Democrats' approach to their sweeping elections package, which lacks total support from their Senate caucus and is unlikely to win any Republican votes when it comes to the floor this week. But it’s just a matter of math in the evenly divided Senate, according to Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who had spearheaded the latest round of gun control negotiations.

“I'm not interested in bringing a proposal to the Senate floor that can't even get 50. And the quickest way to get 50 is to keep all the Democrats together,” said Murphy.


Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/20/democrats-gun-control-unity-495063

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Reply Democrats set to pare down gun control bills in aim for unity (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 2021 OP
AllaN01Bear Jun 2021 #1
Dial H For Hero Jun 2021 #3
Calista241 Jun 2021 #4
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 09:26 AM

1. why do we always have to negotiate with these people ? we have a slim majority , use it!

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 09:37 AM

3. Filibuster.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 09:39 AM

4. Our party is not united on gun control efforts.

I doubt you'd get more than 25 votes in the Senate for a ban on firearms with a detachable magazine. We probably couldn't muster 40 votes for an "assault weapons" ban.

And that's just the Senate, I suspect those bills would have an equally hard time in the House.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 09:46 AM

5. And this Supreme Court would likely accept a challenge to any ban.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 09:37 AM

2. LMAO

Republican “compromise” equals obstruction. Then, they won’t even vote on it. Again. And again. And again.

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Mon Jun 21, 2021, 10:11 AM

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