Following a series of horrific shootings, the political left has pushed for stricter gun laws. Democrats believe that gun regulation is vital, yet they continue to oppose alternatives such as mental health treatment and school safety initiatives.
Some Republican and Democratic members in Congress have been working together to draft a bipartisan gun control plan.
Many Republicans around the country are concerned about this, since they do not want their rights taken away because of illegal behavior. Meanwhile, some Democrats argue that the bipartisan bill does not go far enough.
(1/3) The NRA is committed to real solutions to help stop violence in our communities. We encourage our elected officials to provide more resources to secure our schools, fix to our severely broken mental health system and support law enforcement.— NRA (@NRA) June 12, 2022
The measure in question encourages states to strengthen existing red flag legislation while not enacting any new red flag rules at the federal level.
More background checks for gun buyers under the age of 21, increased money for school resource officers, increased penalties for straw transactions, increased financing for school-based mental health services, and more are all included in this gun control plan.
This measure has prompted a response from the National Rifle Association (NRA).
(2/3) As is our policy, the NRA does not take positions on "frameworks". We will make our position known when the full text of the bill is available for review.— NRA (@NRA) June 12, 2022
The gun rights group stated its goal in preventing communal violence in the opening section of their statement. Support for police, mental health reforms, and greater resources to safeguard schools are all viable approaches, according to the NRA.
The NRA restated its opposition to blanket gun regulation after indicating that it would need to analyze the bipartisan gun control measure in its totality before arriving at a final decision.
TAny laws that violate due process protections, impose gun control limitations, or prohibit lawful Americans from being able to defend themselves would be resisted.
The NRA hosted its annual meeting in Houston, Texas, in late May.
During this period, speakers discussed both recent mass shootings and solutions that may improve community safety without jeopardizing lawful Americans’ Second Amendment rights.
Many conservatives contend that the measures in the recent bipartisan gun control package would not have prevented the recent spate of mass shootings in the United States.
Conversely, Democrats argue that the bill does not go far enough. As a result, Republicans warn that gun control proponents’ ultimate goal is to fully eliminate gun ownership rights in the United States.