Texas Senator John Cornyn Claims That There isn’t Much of a Desire to Pass Gun Control in Congress
During an interview with NBC News, Texas Senator John Cornyn said that he doesn’t believe additional gun control legislation will be passed despite a recent series of mass shootings occurring in California.
“I think we did everything we could do with the votes available last summer, so I don’t see that happening anytime soon,” Cornyn said to NBC News.
Cornyn’s remarks came during a time the Biden regime has called for further gun control after several mass shootings in California.
Cornyn helped draft the Safer Communities Act with Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, which was passed in Congress in 2022 and became the most notable form of gun control legislation passed in three decades.
“I’d be surprised if the House would be willing to take something up,” Cornyn said on January 26, 2023.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who represents California’s 20th congressional district, expressed similar sentiments about the passage of new gun control legislation being unlikely.
“I would never do anything without having all the information. But having lived in California my entire life, California has the strictest gun laws there are, and apparently, that did not work in this situation too,” said to reporters on January 24.
“Not understanding why this transpired, this horrendous activity that they’ve done — were there signs ahead of time that we could have found? I’ll wait to find any information out,” he added.
Indeed, there’s tremendous inertia in Congress that prevents the passage of full-fledged gun control legislation. This gives Second Amendment activists some breathing room to regroup and retake territory they have lost at the state level, all while preparing themselves to launch major offensives at the federal level.
If there is one thing we can learn from the Left, it’s that we cannot afford to rest when our opponents are constantly working to destroy civil liberties.