Senator Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) (R-Iowa) is working on legislation he plans to offer as an alternative to the gun control Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) will present for a vote next month.
Grassley is concerned that the legislation being pushed by Democrats will violate the rights and liberties of U.S. citizens, particularly as it pertains to firearms.
Spokeswoman Beth Levine said: “Senator Grassley…is putting together an alternative bill that addresses gun violence in a manner that does not violate the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.”
While the details of Grassley’s legislation are still unknown, in the past he has focused on “straw purchasing and the illegal trafficking of firearms.” In fact, he was the Senator who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) in investigating the straw purchases and gun trafficking that took place during the DOJ’s operation Fast and Furious in Obama’s first term.
Grassley’s spokeswoman said a number of other Senators are supporting the legislation Grassley is crafting.