Schumer vs. Murphy, Blumenthal on Fix NICS

In: All News   Posted 02/27/2018

Murphy: “Reforms aren’t window dressing.”

MINORITY LEADER SCHUMER (D-NY): “It is our hope that Republican leaders will help pass real legislation that makes a difference, rather than NRA-backed bills that make Republicans feel better without meaningfully addressing the issue of gun safety. We can’t afford a bill that is simply aimed at pleasing the NRA but doesn’t get the job done.” (Statement, 2/26/18)

  • LEADER SCHUMER: “I support the bill. I’m a cosponsor.” (Senate Floor, 2/26/18)

SEN. BLUMENTHAL (D-CT): “My view is every step is important. If it comes on the floor, I’ll vote for it.” (Wall Street Journal, Background-Checks Bill Runs Into Hurdles in Congress,” 2/26/18)

  • SEN. MURPHY (D-CT): “The Fix NICS Act is the most important piece of bipartisan guns legislation since Manchin-Toomey. 4 Dems, 4 Republicans. Reforms aren't window dressing. Big deal.” (Tweet, 11/16/17)