U.S. Senators Reach Bipartisan Gun Control Deal

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Connecticut has now come out and he has said quote, we have a deal. Today, a bipartisan group of 20 senators, ten Democrats and ten Republicans, is announcing a breakthrough agreement on gun violence. The first and 30 years that will save lives. I think you'll be surprised at the scope of the framework. Yeah, before I go any further, I actually agree with you, senator Murphy from Connecticut. I am pretty surprised. I am surprised that Republicans from deep red states continually are able to betray their voters. I am surprised that they're able to tell their voters one thing when it comes to size and scope of government, federal overreach, the Second Amendment, and they're coming to the table to even begin the quote unquote negotiation process with you. This is not a negotiation. This is a capitulation. I'm going to read through. What Chris Murphy tweeted here, but there is not one concession from the Democrats, not one. There's not $1 bill that's going to be sent for armed security. There's not $1 bill here to try to harden our schools. There's not one piece of appropriation to try to make it harder to get into our schools. No, this is not a negotiation. This is not coming to a middle ground. This is Republicans agreeing with what the Democrats want to do. Maybe not all that Democrats want to do, but part of what Democrats want to do. Why is our country less free than it was 30 or 40 years ago? It's because one side capitulates while calling it compromise. Our side, the Republicans, they'll go to Washington, D.C. under the framework that they never have to try to drag Democrats to try to agree with them, but instead they have to go out of their way to try to agree with Democrats. Why is that? I think there's a deeper psychological issue of Republicans that just want to be liked. I know that might sound as an oversimplification, I know that might sound as kind of too easy of an answer, but it comes down to it. You have people that in their life, they live very sad and miserable, personal lives.

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