Democrats Seek To Push Gun Control on Republicans and the Nation
Another day, another shooting. This time in the city of Philadelphia where six Philadelphia Police Officers have been shot. The situation is continuing to develop. Meanwhile the topic of guns remains hot in Washington and Democrats are pushing the Senate to take up a bipartisan House bill expanding gun background checks. During an event at the Capitol, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer highlighted recent incidents in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Gilroy, California.
Both Democrats in Congress and those running for president continue to hammer home the theme of expanded background checks, gun confiscations, and an assault weapons ban. The last ban on assault weapons expired several years ago. Democrats are also looking at limiting the capacity of magazines. Recently, the federal government banned bump stocks in an effort to stop these mass shootings.
Back to Congress, where Hoyer asked how many more must die before the entire Congress takes action while Virginia Democrat Don Beyer said 100 people die from gun violence in the U.S. each day. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel of Kentucky said the Senate will look at debating possible gun legislation once they return from their Summer recess.
Over the past year, how have your views on gun control changed? In your opinion, which lawmakers have the best solution to tackle the issue and why? What's your solution to stop mass shootings?