By Mary Villareal
InfoWars founder Alex Jones dissed the people supporting the government’s push for gun control laws. He was particularly disappointed with the Republican senators that are working with President Joe Biden’s administration to pass gun control legislation.
“These people are a plague on us and our families,” Jones said.
Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel, a Republican, is supporting President Joe Biden and his anti-gun bills. This happens when Big Tech personalities and corporations flex their muscles and spread the wealth around a certain group of people.
The House of Representatives passed a package of gun control measures on a party-line vote on June 8, despite facing little hope of clearing the Senate. Five Republicans have joined the Democrats in a 223-204 vote for a bill that put together eight other gun control bills – including raising the age of buying certain rifles to the age 21, limiting magazine sizes and codifying existing gun control regulations.
This faces a lot of issues in the Senate. During the floor debate, Democrats said that Congress must address the surge in mass shootings in recent weeks, both at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and in other places across the country.
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the House would move forward with another gun bill even as the fragile bipartisan talks continue in the Senate. “We’ve seen promising signs from the Senate that bipartisan agreement may be possible. I surely hope it is. This House will not wait to act,” Hoyer said.
Democrats have also argued that public opinion is on their side regarding “common sense” proposals that address one of the most politically sensitive issues in Congress.
A Quinnipiac University poll showed that 74 percent of adults supported raising the age to purchase guns to 21 years old, while 83 percent supported red flag laws for emergency gun seizures.
Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky and other Republicans argued that the bill would be “dead on arrival” in the Senate, and will likely be marked unconstitutional for overly restricting the Second Amendment rights. (Related: It is the right and duty of all Americans to REFUSE to comply with unconstitutional gun laws.)
Some GOP senators support new gun restrictions
Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania told CBS‘s “Face the Nation” that he’s hopeful “at least half” of Republican senators will support the new restrictions.
“I think the Republicans have been very consistent supporters of Second Amendment rights. Republican voters expect Republicans to defend the Second Amendment. I think there is a place to land that’s consistent with the Second Amendment, as I’ve been advocating for expanding background checks,” Toomey said.
“I think encouraging states to have some kind of red flag laws could make sense as long as there’s an adequate due process. I think there are school safety provisions, there are mental health issues that we could address. So there are things we could do that would be constructive, that are consistent with Republican values, and I’m hoping we’ll get there.”
Another Republican Senator showing support for gun control is South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, who agreed with Biden’s radical speech that essentially called for anti-gun laws to go nationwide. Graham said he’s ready to work with Biden to find common ground about gun control.
Some of the actions the president proposed include banning assault rifles or raising the age to purchase them from 18 to 21, banning high-capacity magazines, strengthening background checks, enacting safe storage and red flag laws and repealing the immunity from liability that gun manufacturers enjoy.
However, conservative and gun rights groups have already mobilized against the legislation. Organizations like the Gun Owners of America, Heritage Action for America and the National Rifle Association have told their members that this vote will be used in their lawmaker evaluations. (Related: Steel Truth: Mike Hill talks about unconstitutional gun laws leftists are trying to enforce – Brighteon.TV)
Republican Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio argued that the legislation would not help communities affected by gun violence, in Uvalde or elsewhere. “Our hearts go out to those communities and those families who have been impacted in such a terrible way. But the answer is not to destroy the Second Amendment, and that is exactly where the Democrats want to go,” he said.
Watch the video below for more information about the gun law discussion in Congress.
This video is from the InfoWars channel on Brighteon.com.