VIDEO: On Fox, Cornyn Discusses the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act
WASHINGTON – Today on Fox News’ America Reports, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed his Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which would protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens while saving lives. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.
“No parent wants to send their child to school fearful for their safety, and no student ought to have to go to school and be afraid. And that’s what this bill addresses.”
“I’m a proud supporter of the Second Amendment. I think the way it was described, this bill, is that it does not infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. They’re not the problem. I’m not the problem, as a gun owner.”
“People who do have mental health problems and people who should not have [firearms] because of criminal background checks, we’re trying to figure a way to keep those out of the hands of people who could be a harm to themselves and others. At the same time, we want to make sure they have access to mental health care.”
“I think a lot of people are questioning whether our institutions, including the federal government itself, can actually function, whether we can try to find that common ground where it does exist. Sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes the most important thing you can say as an elected official is ‘no.’ But I think this cries out for a solution. Unfortunately, they are not easy to come by. It takes a lot of work and good faith on both sides.”
“I think we’ve threaded the needle in a way that protects the right of law-abiding citizens, but tries to get at the root of the problem that produced this shooting in Uvalde and has produced similar shootings elsewhere, and, I think, ultimately will save lives, and to me that’s the ultimate test.”