Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma predicted Sunday that a permanent firearms registration provision would be a deal-breaker to any gun bill coming out of the Senate.
There “absolutely will not be record-keeping of legitimate, law-abiding gun owners,” Coburn told “Fox News Sunday” according to Fox. “That will kill this bill.”
One would have thought he’d listened to Ann Coulter when she appeared on “The Sean Hannity Show” three weeks back.
“Universal background checks means universal registration,” She told Hannity. “Universal registration means universal confiscation — universal extermination. That’s how it goes in history.”
Coburn is a member of a bi-partisan 8-member panel seeking ways to curb gun violence in the wake of Aurora and Sandy Hook. The issue came up in response to a Washington Post article from the day before that suggested the panel was on the verge of an agreement that included universal background checks.
“I don’t think we’re that close,” Coburn said.
Fox News continued:
The Senate panel is made up of four Democrats and four Republicans, but recent negotiations are purportedly being led by a smaller team that includes Coburn and New York Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected this week to begin considering new proposals.
Meanwhile, President Obama is working on a plan that, like Senate proposals, calls for background checks as well as bans on assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines.
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Coulter’s Hannity appearance:
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