A bipartisan group of senators announced a deal for school safety and gun measures on Sunday that addressed illegal gun violence while upholding due process and protecting law-abiding Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights.
The agreement has the support of at least 20 senators who worked closely over the past several weeks to find the areas of common ground that could pass once reached the Senate floor for a vote. The group includes 10 Republicans, meaning a final bill could potentially garner the 60 votes necessary to overcome a filibuster.
Shortly after the agreement was announced, The National Rifle Association issued a statement.
“The NRA is committed to real solutions to help stop violence in our communities. We encourage our elected officials to provide more resources to secure our schools, fix to our severely broken mental health system, and support law enforcement,” the NRA said in a statement to Fox News Digital on Sunday.
“As is our policy, the NRA does not take positions on ‘frameworks’. We will make our position known when the full text of the bill is available for review,” the statement continued.
While the NRA encourages ‘real solutions’ to ‘solve gun violence’ the association made it very clear in their response to the “comment sense” agreement that they would continue to oppose any effort to insert gun control policies, initiatives that override constitutional due process protections and efforts to deprive law-abiding citizens of the fundamental right to protect themselves.
“The NRA will continue to oppose any effort to insert gun control policies, initiatives that override constitutional due process protections, and efforts to deprive law-abiding citizens of their fundamental right to protect themselves and their loved ones into this or any other legislation,” the NRA added in its statement.
President Joe Biden provided the following statement confirming that he would agree to sign the package and thanked Senator Chris Murphy and the members of his bipartisan group.
“Obviously, it does not do everything that I think is needed, but it reflects important steps in the right direction and would be the most significant gun safety legislation to pass Congress in decades,” Biden said Sunday.