‘None of us want to look these families in the face in the wake of another mass shooting and say we failed to do everything within our power to stop it.’
Today at a White House meeting, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) urged his colleagues to begin addressing gun violence by passing the bipartisan Fix NICS Act, which would incentivize federal agencies to efficiently upload the already-required criminal conviction records into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below.
“Thank you, Mr. President, for getting us together and for expressing your sincere concern about this and trying to get us to a solution.”
“The public demands that we act. We know how hard it is to get people together on a bipartisan basis, but believe it or not, at least in one case Senator Murphy and I have added 46 cosponsors to Fix NICS in the Senate. The House has passed its version of it, and I believe it’s a good place to start.”
“So I would just like to recommend to you and to my colleagues here that we get that done and build on it. We don’t stop there. We build on it, because none of us want to look these families in the face in the wake of another mass shooting and say we failed to do everything within our power to stop it.”