An official working for a prominent gun-control organization has made the forecast that Republican candidates who support stricter gun laws will be rewarded favorably by voters.
Senators who lean to the right should be aware, according to Christian Heyne, Vice President for Policy at Brady United, that supporting gun safety legislation does not require making concessions to their rights under the Second Amendment if the legislation is passed, and that this is something they should be aware of.
During an interview with the media, Heyne made the following statement: “they are in a historic moment where they can work and make government work like most Americans want it to… to protect Americans from the scourge of gun violence, while at the same time ensuring that law-abiding responsible gun owners are still able to exercise their Second Amendment rights.”
Not only does Heyne feel that something can be accomplished with the help of Congress, but several other people do as well. Since its inception, Heyne’s organization has been at the forefront of the fight for stricter regulations on firearms. “More hope than ever before,” in the words of Senator Chris Murphy, exists among Democrats in the Senate that their program will be successful (D-Conn.).