By Kate Scanlon
A Republican senator has introduced what she is calling a “compromise” on gun control.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) unveiled the “Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act of 2016,” a bipartisan gun control proposal, at a press conference Tuesday.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), flanked by bipartisan Senate colleagues during a news conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill, announced a measure that would block people on the Transportation Security Administration’s no-fly list from buying firearms. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
According to Collins’ office, the proposal would bar “individuals on the narrower No Fly and Selectee lists” from purchasing guns, “but Americans and green card holders would have due process rights to appeal in the Court of Appeals following a proscribed procedure.”
At the Tuesday press conference, Collins said that recent tragedies, such as the attack in Orlando, Florida, were “a call for compromise, a plea for bipartisan action.”
Collins’s proposal is also supported by Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Angus King (I-Maine), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.).
Graham told reporters, “If we can’t pass this, it truly is a broken system up here.”
Source:: The Blaze