What’s in the Senate Gun Control Bill

Late Monday evening the Senate released the text of the highly-anticipated “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.” Sens. John Cornyn (R‑TX), Thom Tills (R‑NC), Chris Murphy (D‑CT), and Krysten Sinema (D‑AZ) spearheaded the negotiations resulting in the 80-page bill.
Red Flag Laws
Gun rights activists worried about the proposed Red Flag laws that were likely to come out of the deal. The text of the bill promises to protect an American’s right to due process. The concern, however, is the bill fails to outline specifically what’s required to protect a person’s Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
The bill explicitly states an American has a right to an attorney during the proceedings. The problem? You would have to pay for your own attorney and no public defender is available.
Enhanced Background Checks
The bill also includes enhanced background checks for those under the age of 21.

I need to pull up other bills that they’re striking and adding language. It appears as though there will be waiting periods for those under 21. 3 business days while their records are searched and can be extended to 10 business days.
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) J …

U.S. National Debt

The current U.S. national debt:
Send this to a friend