Senator Flake on 'Meet The Press': Universal Backround Checks 'A Bridge Too Far' - VIDEOSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 16:45
Senator Flake on 'Meet The Press': Universal Backround Checks 'A Bridge Too Far' - VIDEO
Jeff Poor | Media Consultant
March 31, 2013
On Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, junior Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake said gun-control advocates are wrong to insist on universal background checks, primarily because of the bureaucratic nightmare they would create.
“Sure, I’ve actually introduced legislation with Sen. [Lindsay] Graham, Sen. [Mark] Begich and Sen. [Mark] Pryor, with regard to mental health issues,” Flake said. “We do need to strengthen the background check system. But universal background checks, I think, is a bridge too far for most of us.”