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McConnell: Background checks, red flag laws will be ‘front and center’

Updated: Aug 14, 2019

"His comments come after he spoke with Trump about reforming the nation's gun laws." "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that strengthening background checks and red flag laws will “lead the discussion” on addressing gun violence in the wake of two mass shootings that left at least 31 people dead..."

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/08/mcconnell-guns-red-flag-background-checks-1453520

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I am a fan of McConnell generally but the rhetoric about "strengthening background checks" is troubling. There is nothing wrong with our background checks. Bureaucrats in the mental health community seem challenged in their execution, but that is not fixed by messing with background checks.

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