President Donald Trump sent a strong message to Republicans on Wednesday, warning that the Democrat-led gun control legislation making its way through the Senate “will go down in history as the first step in the movement to TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY.”
“The deal on ‘Gun Control’ currently being structured and pushed in the Senate by the Radical Left Democrats, with the help of Mitch McConnell, RINO Senator John Cornyn of Texas, and others, will go down in history as the first step in the movement to TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY,” Trump posted on Truth Social. “Republicans, be careful what you wish for!!!”
The 45th president’s warning comes after the U.S. Senate voted to advance a new gun control measure.
Business Insider reported that the measure advanced on a 64 to 34 vote, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell leading 14 Republican senators to support the bill.
The bill’s co-sponsors, Sens. John Cornyn, Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, and Mitt Romney, were amongst the Republicans who joined Democrat senators to advance the bill.
The 80-page bill was released Tuesday, revealing actions to expand background checks for those under 21, issue grants to states with red flag laws, as well as funding for school safety measures and mental health initiatives, as per Fox News.
Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake went after politicians seeking to implement red flag laws last week, another measure Congress is attempting to pass in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Lake tweeted: “I think I can speak for most Moms in America: you can shove your ‘Red Flag Laws’ where the sun don’t shine. I DARE you to try and throw us on lists & come after our firearms. I dare you.”