Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has directed some of the Republicans under his leadership in the Senate to work with Democrats on gun legislation aimed at preventing school shootings like the one that happened earlier this week in Uvalde, Texas.
McConnell requested John Cornyn (TX) and to work with Sens. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to “find a consensus on some legislation to respond to the shooting in Texas.”
“I’ve encouraged him to talk to Sen. Sinema, Sen. Murphy, and others who are interested in trying to get an outcome that’s directly related to the problem,” McConnell said of Tuesday’s mass school shooting. “I am hopeful that we could come up with a bipartisan solution that’s directly related to the facts of this awful massacre.”
The shooter in Uvalde, who killed 19 4th graders and two adults, purchased the guns used in the shooting legally, but had behaviors that should have led those around him to question his mental health.
Murphy suggested that universal background checks and banning rifles should be passed into law, but background checks would not have stopped the shooter.
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