GOP Senator Supports Gun Control…

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for federal agents.

WASHINGTON — The first legislative act by Alaska’s new senator, Dan Sullivan (R), turns out to be a gun control measure — but one that will only affect federal agents.

Sullivan, who ousted Democratic Sen. Mark Begich last fall, is hoping to get a vote this week on an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill that would ban police officers who work for the Environmental Protection Agency from carrying firearms.

Were you expecting something else?

The White House has already stated that the president will veto the Keystone bill and, on top of that, Senator Sullivan would need at least six Democratic votes to successfully add the amendment to the bill. This amendment will never become law.