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.
The article goes on to state the following:
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.
Barr said he was just gathering ideas, adding, “the president has made no decision yet.”
SCOOP: @dailycaller has the document the White House and AG Bill Barr are circulating to Republicans to push gun control.
The proposed laws is “consistent with Manchin-Toomey” and would expand background checks to unlicensed advertised sales. https://t.co/k06yH3sTcf
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) September 18, 2019
NRA execs and allies told The Post today that they are unhappy with Barr’s involvement and the floated memo… https://t.co/2wxHlZXxeS
— Robert Costa (@costareports) September 19, 2019
First, there was the Attorney General meeting with senators, maybe speaking for the White House on gun policy, but ya know, maybe not?https://t.co/D9wRINOuuL
— Niels Lesniewski (@nielslesniewski) September 19, 2019
GOP signals unease with AG Barr’s gun plan https://t.co/JMFo2Lw1lW
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) September 19, 2019
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