(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) After a squad of Senate RINOs expressed willingness to negotiate on gun control, Democrats’ refusal to compromise forced even the Republicans in name only to storm out of the room, Red State reported.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats, announced earlier this week that it had reached a tentative agreement on new federal gun-control legislation.
“The tragedies in Uvalde and elsewhere cried out for action,” Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX, said at the time.
Included among the 10 were Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; and Mitt Romney, R-Utah.
“I worked closely with my colleagues to find an agreement to protect our communities from violence while also protecting law-abiding Texans’ right to bear arms,” Cornyn added.
Cornyn noted that he was leaving negotations and heading back to Texas after difficulties.
“It’s fish or cut bait,” he said. “I don’t know what they have in mind, but I’m through talking.”
According to Reuters, the primary reason for the impass was that Democrats refused to dial back their demands on controversial “red flag” laws, which would give authorities the power to confiscate a person’s firearms at their discretion.
The so-called “red-flag loophole” allows states to avoid selling firearms to people considered to be mentally unstable by mental health experts.
Democrats also pushed close the so-called boyfriend loophole, which they claim would ensure that no abusive or potentially abusive boyfriend could acquire a firearm through his significant other.
In effect, the attempts to close the loophole would likely play out in a manner similar to Title IX sexual harrasment tribunals which now rule in American universities.
College-aged men across the country–whether deserved or not–have often had their futures ruined by these tribunals because they lack the formal ‘cohabitation’ status. This leaves men open to women who want revenge for whatever reason, just or not.
The very same thing could very well come to pass in respect to firearm acquisition.