Skip to comments.GOP signals unease with Barr's gun plan
Posted on 09/20/2019 2:54:06 AM PDT by SkyPilot
Senate Republicans are treading cautiously on a background checks plan floated by Attorney General William Barr that has been decried as a non-starter by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Barr floated the proposal to GOP offices on Wednesday as the Senate inches toward doing something on gun control amid growing public pressure created by a seemingly endless string of mass shootings.
But Barr was careful to tell Republicans that his memo on background checks, titled Idea for New Unlicensed-Commercial-Sale Background Checks, did not have the backing of President Trump
Im up here just kicking around some ideas, getting perspectives so I can be in a better position to advise the president, Barr told reporters. But the president has made no decision yet.
GOP lawmakers, for their part, were decidedly noncommittal, with several saying they still wanted to hear what Trump would back.
Its one thing to have a few ideas on paper, said Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who met with Barr and White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland on Tuesday.
But in terms of actually being a concrete proposal where you can say, How do you feel about this? I need to see a lot, Hawley told reporters, summarizing his meeting with Barr.
My question was, wheres the president on this? Is this something I asked that question directly is this something the president supports?
Hawley said Ueland couldnt say whether Trump backs the Department of Justice (DOJ) proposal.
Thats an important piece, because if the president doesnt support it, theres no point. Its not going to become law, he added.
The NRA moved quickly to dismiss the proposal, which would expand background checks along the lines of a 2013 amendment to a gun violence bill that was sponsored by Sens. Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey...
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Errrr how about no.
Well at least some in the White House see what Barr is doing.
And lookie here:
During Barr's confirmation hearing, many 2nd Amendment supporters raised the alarm over Barr and his hatred of guns in the hands of citizens.
During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, attorney general nominee William Barr voiced support for Sen. Dianne Feinsteins (D-California) beloved red flag gun confiscation laws. Barr said of Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), otherwise known as red flag gun confiscation laws, which give police the authority to raid your home and seize your guns: "...We need to push along the ERPOs (Extreme Risk Protection Orders), so we have these red flag laws to supplement the use of the background check to find out if someone has some mental disturbance. This is the single most important thing I think we can do in the gun control area to stop these massacres from happening in the first place." Feinstein, who has introduced gun control legislation numerous times since she was elected in 1992 and recently re-introduced a so-called assault weapons ban, heartily approved. Thank you, Id like to work with you in that regard, Feinstein said. "Barr's unabashed support for red flag gun confiscation laws alone should send a shiver down the spine of every gun owner in America," Dudley Brown, president of the National Association for Gun Rights
It's time to stop being in denial about Bagpipe Barr.
He is not going after the Swamp, the coup plotters, and the criminals in the Dept of Injustice and the Federal Bureau of Injustice. He IS going after our guns.
A non-starter for all Second Amendment supporters.
He was gonna be Trump’s Luca Brasi!!!!
MY STUPID WORDS last month.
I should have KNOWN that the only person Trump could count on to be that loyal to Trump and do the brutal work was Rudy, which he AGAIN proved on CNN last night.
I know. He’s not a conservative.
But give the man some credit.
Because he loves this country.
Because he’s got courage.
Because he is one of the VERY FEW people who have been loyal to Trump from day ONE and who still fight bare knuckled for him.
Who else is going to call out CNN for the traitors that they are?
Nobody. That’s who.
Barr wants to take down the Constitution.
Moreover, read this incredible quote:
Im up here just kicking around some ideas, getting perspectives so I can be in a better position to advise the president, Barr told reporters
In other words, Barr was trying to LOBBY the U.S. Congress. The White House had to issue a press declaration distancing himself for what its on Attorney General is doing!!!!!
Trust Barr!! my azz.
Sorry, phone posting.
Swampy Barr refuses to remove the masks from Antifa but is trying to add new gun restrictions on the law abiding. Here’s an idea; don’t comply with anything he says. Resistance works, witness what SOBs like him are doing to the Trump administration.
Is there ANYBODY that Trump can get in charge at the DOJ who will actually ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS?? Or are all lawyers Leftists at heart and they really do want to destroy our GUARANTEED freedoms?
Chances of it getting anywhere are between zero and slim.
We dont need new gun control laws; we need better enforcement of existing laws already on the books.
The real aim isnt to make us safer but to take away our rights. This proposal is the camels nose under the tent.
Just say no.
SMH. What another disappointment.
Yeah Rudy put some guys I knew in prison but you wanna dance you gotta pay the band.
They didn’t cry like little girls or politicians when they get caught. They did their time.
Like hillary and obama and bill and holder and a million other dems should be doing.
The way to stop a bad guy with an AR is with a good guy with an AR. Why do think the cops have them. Buy one or two today with the Beto specials.
The 2A is your personal self defense amendment, self defense against tyranny and criminals. The racist, regressive, fascists of the Democrat and Republican parties want to remove your right to self defense. They want you dead. Its time to go on the offensive.
Trump is playing games and isn't man enough to do whats right. Lazamataz is right to be concerned. This Administration is a bust on gun rights. When Canada Cruz starts to look like the bull with the biggest huevos in the field, you have a problem.
I originally accepted the opinions of people I respect without researching Barr myself'
I heard a great seminar once on Communications. The guy had done Sociology type research on Why Institutions and Companies Fail. He said he and his colleagues were shocked at what they found because it was not at all what they were looking for. He said in every instance failure precipitated because of a cultural blind spot that prevented those involved from even discussing problems much less doing something about them. So the problems just got worse and worse until everything collapsed and the injured were left wondering, What happened?
Barr received a routine questionnaire from the Judiciary Committee asking him to disclose his past work including pro bono activities serving the disadvantaged. The disadvantaged that Barr spent the most time helping was an FBI agent who slayed an Idaho mother holding her baby in 1992. Barr spent two weeks organizing former Attorneys General and others to support an FBI sniper in defending against criminal charges in connection with the Ruby Ridge incident. Barr also assisted in framing legal arguments advanced in the district court and the subsequent appeal to the Ninth Circuit, he told the committee.
SIDNEY POWELL !
When he was finished he blew Manchin and Toomey.
“I need to see a lot”
All you need to see is in the second amendment
The corrupt AG, Barr, can take his gun control and stuff it in his bagpipes.
The only way that is going to happen is if he stops hiring anybody who has ever been part of the D.C. circus and instead hires from the hinterlands. Maybe a Sheriff David Clarke type.
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