On Tuesday, the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, was the second-deadliest school shooting since 1970.

The deadly shooting claimed 21 lives, 19 were schoolchildren and 2 were teachers, the incident has reignited a debate about gun control in the United States.

In the aftermath of the shooting in Uvalde, some elected officials have indicated there could be legislative change. While a majority of Republicans have stood firm in defense of the 2nd amendment, knowing that it must be protected at all costs, some Republicans in the Senate appear ready to sell out to liberals on gun control.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants Republican senators like Texas’ John Cornyn to work with Democrats to find common ground on a legislative response to the shooting. But years of disagreements on gun violence solutions in the aftermath of deadly shootings across the country have led to no major reforms on the matter.

Meanwhile, Republican Senators John Corryn, Lindsey Graham, and Mike Rounds also expressed openness to gun control legislation after the Tuesday shooting.

More details of this report from The Epoch Times:

“Democrats have long pushed for stricter gun control at a federal level but Republicans, citing Second Amendment rights, have long pushed back against these efforts. Now, some Republicans seem to be open to softening this stance.

Most prominently, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said during an interview with CNN that he had instructed Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to negotiate with some centrist Democrats, including Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), to try to hammer out a compromise bill.

“I’ve encouraged him to talk to Senator Sinema, Senator Murphy, and others who are interested in trying to get an outcome that’s directly related to the problem,” McConnell said, adding that he is “hopeful that we could come up with a bipartisan solution that’s directly related to the facts of this awful massacre.”

McConnell was anxious to emphasize that he was not pushing for legislation that would advance a partisan Democrat agenda, but only to find a legislative solution directly related to the circumstances of the Uvalde shooting.”

Sources: 100percentfedup, The Epoch Times

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