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Graham Welcomes Senate Debate On Second Amendment
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the Senate now moving to debate gun control.
“I welcome a debate on the Second Amendment in the United States Senate. I want to proceed to this bill. I want to debate it. I am not afraid.
“Some have asked why I opposed filibustering a procedural motion to move forward. Here’s my reasoning.
Finally, I have my own legislation, supported by the NRA, which I want to bring forward in the Senate. My legislation would make a real difference in keeping guns out of the wrong hands.
It’s designed to prevent individuals like Alice Boland, a mentally disturbed individual who once pled ‘Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity’ in federal court for threatening to kill the President of the United States from legally buying a firearm. Under current law, she was able to pass a background check, buy a pistol, and go to Ashley Hall School in Charleston where she tried to shoot several school officials. One bullet in her hands is one too many.
“Again, I welcome a debate on gun control and you should too. The American people deserve to see where their elected representatives stand on the Second Amendment. Let’s vote.”
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