Toomey hopes change in political climate makes opening for gun control law

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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following back-to-back mass shootings over the weekend that left 31 people dead, Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is hoping to revive the gun control legislation he proposed six years ago.

"What we've got is some increasing momentum. Probably broad bipartisan support for a 'red flag' bill. Probably broad bipartisan support for a "'lie and try' bill," he said. "We're probably not there on a broader background check bill, but I think we can get there."

Toomey said he spoke with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and he said if bipartisan gun control legislation that the president would sign could be crafted, he didn't believe McConnell would stand in the way.

"There is no single bill that is going to prevent all such mass shootings," he said. "That doesn't mean we shouldn't do all we can to prevent those that we can."