After a bipartisan deal which would have increased back ground checks on people who wanted to buy guns failed to pass the US Senate, Republican Senators have been presenting alternative suggestions.
One proposal put forward by Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa focuses on improving mental health records for gun owners and funding "improved school safety measures". But controversially it would also expand some gun owner rights by allowing interstate arms sales.
Rather than restricting the rights of law-abiding Americans, we should be focusing on keeping guns out of the hands of violent criminals, which this legislation accomplishes.
The only way to stop violent crime is to stop violent criminals."
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