Dick Durbin Previews Gun Control: ‘We Have a Lot of Work to Do to Make This Country a Safer Place’

U.S. Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Examining Best Practices for Incarceration and Detention During COVID-19," in the Dirksen Building in Washington, DC on June 2, 2020. (Photo by ERIN SCOTT / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ERIN SCOTT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) previewed gun control during recent days and makes clear he thinks there is “a lot of work to do to make this country a safer place.”

On Monday, Durbin tweeted:

Days earlier, on Janary 27, 2021, Durbin tweeted he met with gun control proponents and assured them “reducing gun violence will be a top priority of the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

Durbin’s gun control comments come after Biden ran for the presidency on gun control pledges that included universal background checks, bans “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines, a gun purchase limit of one gun per month, and a repeal of the frivolous lawsuit protections currently in place to shield gun manufacturers.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) responded to Durbin’s gun control pledge by telling the Washington Free Beacon, “Unduly abridging or regulating those rights, especially if it’s through a strictly partisan process, is wrong. I hope, if Senator Durbin chooses to focus on this issue, it will be with a bipartisan, consensus-building approach.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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