Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday that he is “comfortable” with the contours of a bipartisan deal on gun legislation and will back it if the measure “ends up reflecting what the framework indicates.”
The agreement also contains enhanced background checks for people aged 18 to 21, opening the door to accessing juvenile records as part of a check to determine whether a person can buy a gun. And it seeks to close the so-called “boyfriend loophole” to keep guns away from dating partners convicted of abuse.
Inside the closed-door Senate Republican lunch meeting Tuesday, Cornyn presented a poll of 1,000 U.S. households with gun owners that found 79 percent support “red flag” laws, 86 percent support closing the boyfriend loophole, and 87 percent support including juvenile records in the background check system. The presentation was shared with NBC News by a source familiar with the meeting, who was granted anonymity to provide it.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he supports framework deal on guns