NRA: Senate gun control bill "falls short at every level"
Driving the news: "This legislation can be abused to restrict lawful gun purchases, infringe upon the rights of law-abiding Americans and use federal dollars to fund gun control measures being adopted by state and local politicians," the NRA said in a statement.
- The NRA said the new bill's text "does little to truly address violent crime" and "leaves too much discretion in the hands of government officials."
The big picture: A bipartisan group of senators released legislative text Tuesday for their gun bill, which includes background checks for those under 21 and funding for mental health and school safety.
- Senators are working to get the bill passed before going into a two-week, July 4 recess.