Monday, June 27, 2016

Corker: We can protects due process rights and keeps guns out of terrorist hands

By Melanie Hunter,, June 27, 2016- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee,  told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” that Congress can still pass a bill that “protects 2nd Amendment rights” and keeps guns out of terrorist hands.

Tapper asked Corker about a gun control bill introduced by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) last week after four other gun control bills were defeated along party lines. Collins’ bill would ban people on the government’s no fly list from buying guns. The bill fell shy of the 60 votes needed to advance it. Only eight Republicans voted for it, and Corker was not one of them.

Opponents of the bill were reportedly concerned about due process. They objected to the government being able to block the sale of a weapon without first demonstrating probable cause to a judge that the person trying to buy the gun was a terrorist. .... Corker said a gun control bill introduced by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) seems like a better option, because it doesn’t have the same due process concerns that the Collins bill does. (link)

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