GOP senator: Unwillingness to do 'commonsense stuff' could lead to stricter gun laws

  • Source: The Hill
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Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) on Friday urged his Republican colleagues to lean in on the looming debate over gun reforms, warning that if lawmakers couldn't agree on "commonsense stuff" it could prompt stricter gun laws in the future. 

Braun, asked what the Senate could do on gun reforms, said he and his colleagues need to have a "discussion" about ideas that are "commonsense in nature." 
 
"I look at it this way, if we're not willing to do the commonsense stuff probably legislation will occur that we'll regret that will actually I think will infringe upon Second Amendment rights down the road," Braun told reporters after presiding over a brief session of the Senate. 
 
"I think for those of us that want to always make sure that law-abiding citizens can own and bear and use a weapon, that we've got to talk about it and start doing some things or else I think we'll get overwhelmed to where we'll lose down the road that Second Amendment right," Braun added, asked if he was concerned mass shootings were shifting support for the Second Amendment. 
Source: The Hill

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