In the minutes before the Senate barely voted down an amendment that would have allowed gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines, Chuck Schumer delivered an impassioned speech on the Senate floor urging his colleagues not to back the measure. “This amendment will incite a dangerous race to the bottom in our nation’s gun laws,” he said. It was like watching the Ghost of Schumer Past. As a member of the House of Representatives, Schumer was a proudly outspoken big-city advocate of gun control who played a key role in the drafting and passing of the Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban.
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