Less than a week after the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, Brietbart Second Amendment columnist AWR Hawkins reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says he be may be “open” to placing new gun controls on law-abiding citizens as a result of the terror attack.
Citing CBS News’s Steven Portnoy, McConnell was reported to have scheduled a meeting with FBI director James Comey and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on June 15. Portnoy Tweeted that McConnell has signaled he may be willing to consider new gun controls after that meeting.
The suspected gunman in the Orlando attack passed background checks for his guns, submitted to a waiting period before picking up his handgun, and held a Florida Security Officer license and a Statewide Firearms License. There is no word on what additional gun controls McConnell might be “open” to discussing, Breitbart News reported.
Breitbart previously reported that Secretary Jeh Johnson has already said gun control will be part of Homeland Security post-Orlando.
By Josh Workman