“On a private conference call Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discussed the steps ahead with three committee chairmen and Sen. John Cornyn, whose state of Texas was home to one of the shootings from the weekend.
“What was not considered during the roughly 15-minute call: Bringing the Senate back to session during the August recess and moving on the House-passed universal background checks bill as Democrats have demanded, according to sources familiar with the private call.”
So what did they discuss?
“According to the sources familiar with the discussions, Alexander plans to look into whether any new remedies are needed in ensuring those with severe mental health issues don’t have access to guns. Wicker will review whether any new legislation is needed in overseeing the content of violent video games, the sources said. Graham wants to advance so-called red flag legislation to empower localities to deny individuals access to guns if they pose a threat. Other legislative proposals could come out of these discussions as well, the sources said.”
Seriously? They want to regulate video game content, but not guns? No background checks? I’m old enough to remember when Tipper Gore wanted lyrics rated because she was sure the Debbil’s Own Music was urging the Yutes (of that day, um, that would be me!) to try sex, drugs, and Rock & Roll:
There’s a First Amendment fight to be had here, but more importantly, it is such a distraction as to be absurd. Also/Too: the video game canard would be put to rest if they did enact this and another shooting happened, as it will. Then what, Republicans?