Fix NICS Adds New Bipartisan Group of Cosponsors


In: All News   Posted 02/28/2018
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‘Let’s pass this bill. We can do this in one day, give people an opportunity to debate it and vote on it.’

‘America deserves something, something that will make a difference to people in Parkland, Florida and Sutherland Springs deserve something better, and I believe that Fix NICS is the best place to start.’

WASHINGTON –Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) highlighted the importance of taking action on the Fix NICS Act. Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI), John Thune (R-SD), Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) recently cosponsored the bill, totaling 10 new cosponsors this week and 46 overall in the Senate.  Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be found here

“I realize that it may not be as comprehensive as some people would like. The problem is around here, if you ignore the things that you can agree on and just look to fight about things you can't agree on, nothing ever happens. No problems ever get solved.”

“I would hope that rather than leave here this week with nothing to show for our efforts, we would at least agree to pass what enjoys broad bipartisan support and to perhaps prevent another shooting.”

“There are things that we can do step by step, bit by bit, to reduce the likelihood that these terrible mass shootings occur in the future.”

“What I'm asking all of our colleagues to do, including the Democratic leader, Senator Schumer, who is a cosponsor of Fix NICS, along with the Republican majority leader: let's do this. Let's pass this bill. We can do this in one day, give people an opportunity to debate it and vote on it.”

“If we keep looking for the perfect and make sure that the perfect is somehow the enemy of the good, we'll end up with nothing.”

“America deserves something, something that will make a difference to people in Parkland, Florida and Sutherland Springs deserve something better, and I believe that Fix NICS is the best place to start.”