Joe Biden is trying to push for more gun control, despite rising crime across the nation.
The good news for the American people is that Biden doesn’t have the votes in the Senate to get this done.
At least, that’s what Democrat Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says.
The Hill reports:
Murphy says Senate does not have 60 votes to pass assault weapon ban
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a leading advocate for gun control in the Senate, expressed doubt on Sunday that an assault weapons ban once again being pushed by President Biden after the country’s latest mass shooting could pass the upper chamber.
Biden said he was “going to try to get rid of assault weapons” during the lame-duck session of Congress this year following a recent string of mass shootings, but such a proposal would need 10 Republican votes to break the legislative filibuster, assuming Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) can get all 50 Democrats to support the legislation.
“Probably not,” Murphy told CNN “State of the Union” co-anchor Dana Bash when asked if the proposal could garner 60 votes.
“But let’s see if we can try to get that number as close to 60 as possible,” Murphy continued. “If we don’t have the votes, then we’ll talk to Senator Schumer and maybe come back next year with maybe an additional senator and see if we can do better.”…
The House in July passed a bill to ban assault weapons in a near-party line vote, but the proposal has yet to come up for a vote in the Senate.
Watch the video below:
Sen. @ChrisMurphyCT on an assault weapons ban: "The House has already passed it. It's sitting in front of the Senate. Does it have 60 votes in the Senate right now? Probably not. But let's see if we can try to get that number as close to 60 as possible." https://t.co/QsM2zSigYL pic.twitter.com/eP93GnlBxP
— The Hill (@thehill) November 27, 2022
Gun control is not something Americans were talking about before the midterms.
This is just something Democrats want to do.