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Kaine Introduces Bipartisan Compromise To Keep Guns From Terrorists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a press conference today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, joined a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce a compromise proposal to help keep guns from terrorists and make America safer. The measure would prohibit those on the No Fly List or the Selectee List from purchasing a firearm. A summary of the legislation can be found HERE.  

“This body has been impotent, weak, silent and a bystander to this carnage of gun violence that is going on in the United States,” Kaine said during a press conference in the Capitol today. “There will be no meaningful gun safety reforms done in this body unless it is bipartisan. We’ve got to make progress, and to make progress we’ve got to do it in a bipartisan way.” 

HD video of Kaine’s remarks is available here
SD video of Kaine’s remarks is available here
Audio of Kaine’s remarks is available here

Joining Kaine were U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Angus King (I-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Bill Nelson (D-FL).