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Mitch McConnell has stated that he will likely vote in favour of new gun control legislation.

On Tuesday, Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader and Kentucky Republican Party member, announced that he supported the bipartisan framework on gun safety laws and would strongly consider voting in favor of reversed legislation.

  • "For me, McConnell said," I am comfortable with the framework and if the legislation ends up contrary to what the framework refers to, I will be supportive. "
  • He did so while speaking to the media after attending the weekly Republican Senate convention lunch.
  • Every Democrat is expected to support the legislation, but McConnell is not the first Republican to hint at his support. In fact, he is the eleventh to do so

meaning that legislation is expected to have enough votes to overcome various obstacles: including disruption.

The framework was negotiated by two senators, Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas). It will assist in states' financial support by providing funds for the use of the implementation of the Arms Act

which aims to keep firearms out of possession of those considered dangerous to others and/or themselves.

  1. The legislation would also provide billions of dollars to community mental health centres.
  2. Moreover, it would help implement improved school security. However
  3. some have pointed out that a provision in the legislation could cause problems in obtaining support

especially with regard to so-called "friend loopholes" that deny the right to bear arms to former or current dating partners who are subjected or are under injunctions on the basis of accusations of domestic violence.

In addition, the framework will also lay out a clearer and more concise definition of firearms dealer that would require individuals selling a large quantity of weapons to carry out background checks and strict regulations on illicit firearms trafficking by straw buyers.

"If this becomes the actual legislative framework, it's a step forward," McConnell stated.

  • Passing the legislation in response to the recent mass shootings in Ovaldi
  • Texas and Buffalo, New York, would show the public that Republicans and Democrats "could come together
  • which we have done from time to time on things like infrastructure and postal reform, to make progress for the country."

Cornyn presented the framework at the last GOP lunch on Tuesday and offered a survey of gun owners that showed "support for off-the-charts framework clauses." He said the numbers were "enormous."

McConnell also went on to say that the bipartisan group that negotiated the legislation "did its best to get full support," and ventured to invoke the proposal to strengthen background checks for firearms for 18 to 21-year-olds a step in the right direction. "