Las Vegas shooting leaves GOP-backed gun bills in limbo
- Author: Leroy Wright Oct 06, 2017,
Oct 06, 2017, 14:33
In that speech, Obama pledged to work toward change to combat gun violence, saying society wasn't doing enough and signaled he would push for both gun control measures and mental health laws. Advocates of the measure, including the National Rifle Association, have cast it as a safety enhancement. According to Politico, Republicans were expecting to bring the bill to the House floor soon, but in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, top Republican leaders have not commented on their plans for the bill. "If you can hear, you can run to where the tragedy is emanating from".
While that will certainly garner the support of many Democrats, there has been no expectation that Republican leaders in Congress would pick up on such a suggestion, leaving the matter in a familiar and frustrating position for Democrats.
People across the country are united as they pray for victims and reel from the horror of the shooting in Las Vegas, but they are deeply divided when it comes to finding a solution.
The SHARE Act, introduced by Duncan, would relax some restrictions on the purchase of suppressors, making them easier to buy.
None of this is to support the GOP's opposition to gun control, by the way-I'm much of less of a Second Amendment absolutist than many on the right.
"That bill's not scheduled now".
"It's good to have Steve back", Ryan said, later praising the efforts of heroes in Las Vegas - the people who shielded others from gunfire, he said, and those waiting in line to give blood. It would change a law that requires a special license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in order to purchase a firearm silencer. Weapons of that type manufactured after 1986 generally can not be privately owned. "And so the notion of passing another bill to make it illegal would be of little outcome".
"Our hearts are breaking for the Las Vegas community", Malloy said. "Had I had access to a suppressor, it may have protected me, as well as millions of other Americans, from this sort of hearing loss". House Speaker Paul Ryan says the focus should instead be on mental health. Pelosi, for instance, called on Ryan to impanel a bipartisan special committee to write "common sense legislation to help end this crisis". Now, 48% cite "protection" as their No. 1 reason for owning a gun while one in three say hunting remains their main reason for possessing a firearm.
Even Senator Susan Collins of Maine-hailed by many liberals as recently as last week for her firm and fatal stand against her caucus's recent attempts to repeal Obamacare-hemmed and hedged when asked by a Maclean's reporter if stricter gun controls were necessary in the aftermath of Las Vegas-and in advance of the next, inevitable, hecatomb.
"Families from across our nation are mourning the loss of almost 60 of their loved ones, praying for the recovery of hundreds more who were injured, and thanking God that countless others are safe".
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) retweeted his own tweet from June of 2016, after the Pulse attack.
"So, while we keep the victims, survivors and their families in our thoughts and prayers, we must act", Thompson said. Congress last seriously debated gun control in 2013, after the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT.
Asked by someone on Twitter in 2013 for his take on gun control, Trump responded, "Big Second Amendment believer but background checks to weed out the sicko's are fine".
"One of the few ways the police had to go after this shooter was they could look for the sound, try to hear the sound of where the guns came from", Schumer said on the Senate floor. We need to have the conversation about how to stop gun violence. "They're interested in banning guns".
Ryan, in an interview with WISN radio in Milwaukee, said Wednesday: "Bad people are going to do bad things". They think their political survival is more important than those 59 people. "They are weapons of mass destruction. We need to know more about it".