Chuck Schumer’s leadership in the Senate has been a total failure.
He failed to pass two of Biden’s key agenda items, the Build Back Better bill and the voter reform package.
Now he is moving on to one of the left’s favorite pet projects. Gun control.
Breitbart News reports:
Chuck Schumer Pushes $1.5 Billion for Gun Control
On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) pushed for the federal government to allocate $1.5 billion to fund new gun control actions by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
The New York Post reported that Schumer wants to use the funds to get the ATF behind the Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns. The task force is ubiquitously aimed at getting illegal guns off the streets of New York.
Schumer commented his desire to get the ATF involved in the task force, saying, “The ABCs of beating back the scourge of gun violence depends on three federal letters: A, T, and F.”
He added, “I am pushing for $1.5 billion dollars in federal funds for the agency, so they can help with this work and do much more at the national level … Without the $1.5 billion … these plans will not have their full impact, and we need full impact to address the flow of these crime guns in our communities and across our state.”
A record number of Americans became first time gun owners last year, mostly due to the out of control crime the country is suffering because of Democrat policies.
This is a terrible idea but Schumer is looking for a Democrat win.
BREAKING: this proposal would double the ATF’s budget, giving them more funding and opportunities than ever before to restrict our #2A rights.
GOA stands ready and willing to fight Schumer and all the anti-gunners in Congress.https://t.co/JiMbnQoRP0
— Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) January 31, 2022
NY’s new task force on illegal guns will be critical for data-sharing, crime gun tracing, intel gathering
And these plans to beat back illegal guns & traffickers must be fueled by federal funding—specifically at the ATF
That’s why I’m working for $1.5B in federal funds for ATF
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 31, 2022
After all the violent crime we’ve seen in the last two years, gun control should be a dead issue.
Cross posted from American Lookout.