GOP Senator John Cornyn has been discovered attempting to compromise with Democrats over the right to bear arms.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is still seeking “compromise language” for Democrat gun control, the Washington Post reported.
On April 20, 2021, Breitbart News pointed to Politico’s claim that Cornyn was talking gun control behind the scenes with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT).
Cornyn was having “quiet conversations” with Murphy for the purposes of “[finding] common ground,” Politico indicated.Breitbart News
Republicans like Cornyn seem to forget that they weren’t elected to negotiate with Democrats aiming to take people’s guns away.
They were put there to advocate for gun owners and the 2nd Amendment.
Cornyn is failing to do that.
On May 16, 2021, the Post observed that Cornyn’s talks with Murphy are ongoing, saying, “Some Republicans, including Cornyn, have said they generally favor background checks and have been actively talking with Murphy about compromise language that would not go as far as the House versions but could close some loopholes.”
Cornyn admitted the talks were taking place, but suggested no middle ground has yet to be found. “There’s nothing right now to say other than we are still talking,” he said.
Murphy is currently pushing universal background check legislation in the Senate.Breitbart News
Again, why is Cornyn seeking a middle ground?
Do his voters in Texas want a Republican who takes the ‘middle ground’ on gun rights?
We assume not.
But Cornyn assumes they do…
And as for what he’s seeking, background checks don’t work so well anyway.
Colorado has universal background checks, but they did not prevent the March 22, 2021, Boulder, Colorado, attack.
New York has universal background checks as well, but they did not prevent 11 people from being shot in New York City during an 8-hour window of time on Saturday.
California adopted universal background checks in the early 1990s, but they did not prevent the April 2, 2012, Oikos University Attack/Oakland, California (7 killed); the May 23, 2014, Santa Barbara attack (6 killed); the December 2, 2015, San Bernardino attack (14 killed); the June 14, 2017, San Francisco UPS shooting (3 killed); and the November 7, 2018, Thousand Oaks attack (12 killed), among other attacks.Breitbart News
Cornyn should focus on supporting gun owners who voted for him, not trying to restrict their rights by co-operating with a left-wing Democrat.