Senators Won’t Get Pass From Heritage Action on Gun Bill

Washington –  This morning, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) will officially announce a deal on gun control legislation.   Heritage Action released the following statement from CEO Michael A. Needham:

Americans are tired of backroom deals.  Legislation drafted behind closed doors and rushed to the Senate floor has no place in our political system.  We expect this type of deal making from Joe Manchin and also from Chuck Schumer, who supports the “universal registration” of firearms.  However, we expect more from Pat Toomey and, more importantly, so do his constituents.

To be clear, lawmakers will not get a pass on any bill that infringes on the constitutional rights of the American people.  As Lady Thatcher said, “If you just set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at anytime, and would achieve nothing.”

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