Graham Won't Support Filibuster on Gun Control Bill

Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 10:25 AM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says he would not support some of his fellow Republicans in a filibuster of pending gun control legislation — as long as amendments are allowed.

“I like to have an open process. The only way I would filibuster a bill is if (Senate Majority Leader Harry) Reid did not allow alternative amendments,” Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning.

That does not mean Graham favors the current bill before the Senate that expands background checks for private gun transfers.

“If I get an alternative to it, I’d vote against it. This idea of private individuals transferring their weapons and having to go through a background check makes no sense,” Graham said.

Asked whether he favored adding background checks to purchases made at gun shows, which is not currently required, Graham didn’t answer directly, aiming instead at what he said is a broader reach of the current legislation.

“Well, if you ask the question: Should a father have to do a background check when they give their son a gun for Christmas . . . that’s what the bill does,” he said. “The bill requires private individual transfers to go through the federal system.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ebola Worst-Case Projection: 550,000 Cases

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 10:11 AM

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could spread to hundreds of thousands more people by the end of January, according to  . . .

Chrysler Recalling Nearly 189,000 SUVs

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 10:10 AM

Chrysler is recalling nearly 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that . . .

Rep. Cory Gardner: Dems' Inaction Keeping Americans Out of Work

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 09:44 AM

Americans are missing out on jobs because President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are blocking the numerous jobs and . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved