By John Boch
A compromise has supposedly been reached, according to State Senator Kwame Raoul via an AP report.
(AP) – Raoul told The Associated Press that lawmakers are “still tightening up details” but the package has reached common ground on key issues. Those compromises include preserving local gun ordinances and prohibiting weapons from being carried in places including schools and public parks, and tightening penalties.
Sources are telling us tonight that it’s a mixed bag. The big one is the sweeping pre-emption on gun laws has been thrown out. Frankly, it was really the only carrot in the bill as we saw it.
The language isn’t available yet, and best guess is that both sides are going to be up late tonight negotiating the final details. We’ll withhold castigation until we’ve seen the language. The good news is that the mag ban bill is dead for procedural reasons.
That’s the latest tonight.
John is president of Guns Save Life. This article originally appeared at gunssavelife.com and is reprinted here with permission.