Schumer Prepared to Move Forward With Gun Control Legislation in the Senate

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he is ready to move forward with gun control legislation in the Senate. “The legislative graveyard is over,” Schumer said during a press conference. “H.R.8 will be on the floor of the Senate and we will see where everybody stands,” he added.

Schumer thanked the House for passing The H.R.8 bill on Thursday, which seeks to expand on background checks for gun purchases. 

Representative Mike Thompson, who sponsored the H.R.8 legislation also called the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, said, “This bill is a critical step toward preventing gun violence and saving lives.”

However, Dudley Brown, president of the National Association for Gun Rights, strongly opposes the legislation and hopes the Senate rejects the bill. 

“Nancy Pelosi and her cronies didn’t waste any time shoving gun control down our throats,” Brown said in a statement. 

Brown added, “A right delayed is a right denied, and these two bills put law-abiding citizens at risk by creating unnecessary delays and hurdles to gun ownership. When a single mom is in danger, she doesn’t need to be told she can protect herself in a couple of weeks, and when lifelong neighbors and friends want to privately exchange firearms, the federal government has no business being involved in their transaction.”