‘As of earlier today the bill now has 69 cosponsors.’

 

‘We know this has the political support and the critical mass we need to get this done in the Senate and to get it done now.’

 

‘I’m convinced that those 26 people and the 20 more who were wounded would be alive today and the injured would not have been shot if an appropriate background check system had been in place.’

 

Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced the addition of five new Democrat cosponsors to the bipartisan Fix NICS Act, bringing the total to 69 including him. Three-quarters of the Senate Democrat Caucus have now cosponsored the bill. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below.

 

“As of earlier today the bill now has 69 cosponsors.”

 

“We know this has the political support and the critical mass we need to get this done in the Senate and to get it done now.”

 

“There are gaps in the system. The most notable one recently occurred at Sutherland Springs, Texas.”

 

“I’m convinced that those 26 people and the 20 more who were wounded would be alive today and the injured would not have been shot if an appropriate background check system had been in place.”

 

Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.