Gun control bill gets mixed reaction, leftists argue it’s not enough: ‘Told you this time is different’

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As ten Republican senators betrayed their base by pushing forward gun control legislation on Sunday, advocates cheered the move but it was predictably not enough, and now they want more.

Some advocates called the deal “historic” while others lambasted it as “pathetically weak.” Those in the latter group believe that it doesn’t go nearly far enough and since they have been given an inch on gun control, they now want a mile.

The bipartisan abridgment of the Second Amendment was reached early Sunday morning. Sens. Chris Murphy (D-CT), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and John Cornyn (R-TX) led the way down the slippery slope.

The new legislation includes more funding for red flag laws, funding for mental health and school safety, closing the so-called “boyfriend loophole” which prohibits those convicted of domestic abuse from buying a gun, the birth of a subjective federal law against gun trafficking, and enhanced background checks on gun purchasers under 21.

Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the head and gravely injured by a mass shooter in 2011, wrote on Twitter, “Eleven years ago, a bullet changed my life forever. Six of my constituents were killed, several more injured. And Congress has failed to get anything done since. But today, our country takes an important step forward with the announcement of a bipartisan framework on gun safety. This bipartisan agreement on gun safety could be the first time in 30 years that Congress takes major action on gun safety.”

Those who want guns banned in America salivated over the new legislation.

“Today a bipartisan group of 20 Senators (10 D and 10 R) is announcing a breakthrough agreement on gun violence – the first in 30 years. Told you this time is different,” tweeted David Hogg, the co-founder of March for Our Lives.

“This is a historic, new beginning that breaks the stranglehold of the gun industry … This framework is laudable, but it is not the end of our effort. We will not rest until this framework becomes satisfactory legislation and President Biden signs that legislation into law,” Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence President Kris Brown said in a statement.

Others believe it doesn’t go far enough in stripping Americans of their right to bear arms.

Conservatives are infuriated over the legislation and the ten Republicans who collaborated with Democrats on it are being shredded for their perceived betrayal. Many want them primaried for it.

Conservative host Jesse Kelly was blunt about those who will decide if you are sane enough to own a weapon via red flag laws: “These are the people ‘red flag laws’ would empower to decide if you’re sane enough to have guns.”

Conservative pundit Buck Sexton let loose as well, tweeting: “They want us to have faith in how the apparatus will use psychiatry for Red Flag Laws after they forced us to wear masks for 2 years like idiots and fired people from their jobs for refusing a shot that did nothing to stop the spread-”

And anger over the Republicans holding hands with Democrats to gut constitutional rights was swift and fierce:

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