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Key GOP Senator Says Gun-Safety Talks Hit ‘Bumps in the Road’

  • Republican negotiators seeking concessions in ongoing talks
  • Cornyn still hopeful bipartisan talks can wrap up this week
John Cornyn
John CornynPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The lead GOP negotiator on bipartisan gun safety legislation said talks among 20 senators are hitting “bumps in the road” that risk plans to debate legislation on the Senate floor next week.

John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said he’s hopeful negotiations can be completed as early as Wednesday. But still unresolved, he said, are specifics surrounding a provision on red flag laws as well as language that would close a so-called boyfriend loophole.