Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) defended the gun agreement worked out by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers during a June 22 speech on the Senate floor.
McConnell said the bill would protect the rights of gun owners while also undercutting gun violence.
In the wake of a school shooting that left 19 children and two adults dead, members of both parties led by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) came together to work out a gun bill that could overcome the 60-vote filibuster threshold in the Senate.
The bill, McConnell said, will “protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”…


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