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Republican Senators Risk Backlash Over Gun Safety Legislation

A number of Senate Republicans are making a rare break with the National Rifle Association (NRA) over a significant gun safety measure that has drawn the ire of the nation’s preeminent gun group.

As calls for gun reform have reached a fever pitch nationwide in recent weeks, a band of Senate Republicans have voiced support for the bipartisan bill, despite staunch opposition from the NRA, which much of the GOP has been in lockstep with on gun issues in the past.

Shortly after the bill text was released on Tuesday evening, the gun group blasted out a scathing statement condemning the legislation as falling “short at every level,” claiming it would “open the door to unnecessary burdens on the exercise of Second Amendment freedom by law-abiding gun owners.”

Read the source article at The Hill

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