On November 13 Texas GOP Vote reported Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) announced he was ready to work with “[his] colleague from Connecticut” in pursuit of new gun legislation. On November 15 Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) hinted that a bipartisan “breakthrough on gun legislation” is “super close.”
Following the Texas church attack, the Washington Times reported that Cornyn was one of a small number of Republicans believing “there is room for a limited gun control debate.” Nearly a week later, Texas GOP Vote shared a letter from Cornyn in which he expressed his “plan to introduce legislation” and his willingness “to work with my colleague from Connecticut.”
Although Cornyn never mentioned his “colleague” by name, there are only two possibilities from Connecticut—Sen. Murphy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), both of whom are pro-gun control to the core. Of the two, Murphy is currently leading the charge for numerous gun laws in the Senate, including a ban on bump stocks and “assault weapons.” Cornyn has made clear his openness to a hearing on bump stocks.
On Wednesday Sen. Murphy tweeted:
Big news: super close to a bipartisan breakthrough on gun legislation. Stay tuned…
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) November 15, 2017
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.