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Tim Scott: 'Painful to Watch' Dems Block Gun Background Check Bill

(Fox News' "Fox & Friends")

By    |   Monday, 12 March 2018 02:04 PM

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Monday that it's "painful to watch" Democrats in the Senate delay the "Fix NICS" Act, which is intended to reform gun background checks.

"It is time for us to act without any question," Scott said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends." "We have bipartisan legislation that would ultimately fix the background system."

"I had the opportunity to speak with some of the police chiefs down in Florida, as well as South Carolina, about what they would like to see," he continued. "There are a lot of conversations that could be a part of the legislative vehicle going forward, and I think we can make sure our students are safer than they were before because of the incident in Parkland."

Opponents to the bipartisan bill argue that the changes, which include improving the background check system but not expanding it, don't do enough.

"Rather than just passing one narrow bill and moving on, we Democrats intend to push our Republican colleagues to have a real debate on gun safety," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in late February, according to Politico.

"There's a lot of things that we can do," Scott said, addressing his Democratic colleagues.

"Unfortunately, in many ways our friends on the left continue to block the floor because of ability to use 30 hours on each tranche of the negotiations of the process, which is painful to watch, when we know there are solutions sitting there, that could be used, ultimately, saving more lives from my perspective," the senator added. "Remember, the shooting in Charleston in 2015 at Mother Emanuel Church, we could have prevented that had the Fix NICS already been in place."

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Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Monday that it's "painful to watch" Democrats in the Senate delay the "Fix NICS" Act, which is intended to reform gun background checks.
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