Senator Flake to speak on gun control, immigration today - Tucson News Now

Senator Flake to speak on gun control, immigration today

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today, the debate over gun control is ramping up again here in Tucson. 

Senator Jeff Flake will be in town, talking about his opposition to universal background checks.  It is happening at 11:30 a.m. this morning, at the Sheraton on Grant. 

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is holding this luncheon and Flake will be talking about several topics, including expanded gun control.

Senator Flake has been right in the middle of this battle on Capitol Hill, voting down expanded gun control measures several times in the past month. 

Those measures face an uphill road in the Senate and House.  Yesterday Flake was on ‘Meet the Press' and said we need to strengthen the background check system, but universal checks are a step to far.

"Oh the paperwork requirements alone would be significant. And even if there are exemptions for a father passing on a gun to his son or daughter, you'd still have issues with people in a private setting, transferring or loaning a gun for somebody loaning a shotgun to go on a duck hunt for example," said Senator Flake. 

Stay with Tucson News Now today, for coverage of the luncheon.

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