The Senate on Thursday night passed a bipartisan bill to address gun violence that amounts to the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades. The final vote was 65 to 33 with 15 Republicans joining Democrats in support of the measure.
There is grave concern the legislation’s red flag provision will be a Trojan horse for government leaders to disarm law-abiding gun owners.
The bill will next go to the House for a vote before it can be sent to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.
Here is the list of the 15 Republicans who betrayed the American people and their own party:
Blunt (R-MO), Burr (R-NC), Capito (R-WV), Cassidy (R-LA), Collins (R-ME), Cornyn (R-TX), Ernst (R-IA), Graham (R-SC), McConnell (R-KY), Murkowski (R-AK), Portman (R-OH), Romney (R-UT), Tillis (R-NC), Toomey (R-PA) and Young (R-IN).
Former President Trump condemned the Senate for attacking law-abiding gun owners.
“Elections have consequences. I promised to appoint Judges and Justices that would stand up for the Constitution. Today, the Supreme Court upheld the Second Amendment Right of all Americans,” the president said.
BREAKING NEWS.🚨— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) June 24, 2022
The US Senate passed the gun control bill. The vote was 65-34, with 15 GOP senators joining Democrats to break the filibuster.
The gun legislation includes controversial “red flags” laws that are likely DOA in the Supreme Court.
Senate officially passed the bipartisan gun control bill— Mona Salama (@MonaSalama_) June 24, 2022
The vote on final passage was 65-33
15 Republicans broke ranks to side with all 50 Democrats in support of the legislation
The bill dubbed “Safer Communities Act” heads to the House & is expected to be voted on Friday pic.twitter.com/YooavsFxNQ