Sen. Schumer Introduces Gun Control Bill After Brady Campaign’s Scathing Attack

Universal Background Checks APJulie Jacobson
AP/Julie Jacobson

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced gun control legislation Monday after the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence accused him of failing to be the gun control advocate he promised to be.

According to CBS News, Brady Campaign president Dan Gross sent out a Monday morning email which said:

Last fall, Senator Schumer promised the room in New York City that was packed with leaders from our organization and from around the country, advocates, gun violence victims…he would bring a bill to expand Brady background checks [early next year]. Senator Schumer has not yet delivered on that promise.

CBS News found a quote of Schumer speaking at the event referenced by Gross, where Schumer talked about the 1993 passage of the Brady bill by saying, “If we could do it then, we can do it now. We are going to bring the universal background check bill to the floor of the Senate, early next year, and with your help we’re going to win!”

So Schumer introduced universal background check legislation on Monday evening.

Of all the gun controls proposed by the left, universal background checks are almost singular in their failure to prevent determined shooters. In fact, universal background checks have been the law of the land in states where the U.S. has seen its most recent string of high profile shootings.

For example, California has universal background checks, and they also have the May, 2014 Santa Barbara shooting and the December, 2015 San Bernardino terror attack. Colorado has universal background checks, and they also have the Halloween Day 2015 shooting and the November 27 shooting at Planned Parenthood. Washington State has universal background checks, and they also had a gunman shoot and kill four family members in cold blood in February, 2016.

The list goes on and includes Paris, France, where universal background checks were impotent to prevent 130 innocents from being gunned down on November 13.

But Schumer has now proposed universal background checks on the federal level. They were first proposed by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) following the heinous December, 2012 attack on Sandy Hook. Yet even Manchin admitted they would have been impotent to prevent the Sandy Hook attack from happening.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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