A group of moderate lawmakers from both parties joined forces last week to introduce a bill to bring increased scrutiny to those on certain watch lists when buying guns.
Police received a call from a concerned neighbor who saw the man start the fire, but when officers arrived, the man was holding a handgun and a rifle.
House Democrats wrapped up their 26-hour protest over gun violence Thursday after the body broke for vacation while the Senate took a cautious first step towards passing a compromise bill.
“These people who come out afterwards and their answer to Orlando is to take away guns from the public,” Stern said. “It’s f***ing mind-blowing to me.”
A group of moderate senators from both parties came together Tuesday to introduce a measure to the Senate to bring increased scrutiny to those on certain watch lists when buying guns.
It was all hands on deck Monday evening when a full 100-member Senate took roll calls on a set of gun control amendments only to see each one rejected in turn.
With a “We The People” petition to ban civilian ownership of the AR-15 gaining 180,000 signatures, the White House held a special call with Valerie Jarrett on Monday.
“Shootings don’t push up gun sales. It’s when the government starts talking about banning particular guns and up go gun sales,” said shop owner Tim Engle.
The nation’s highest court on Monday declined to take up a challenge to Connecticut’s 2013 assault weapon ban expansion rushed through in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.
Short-cutting the normal legislative process, the upper chamber of Congress will vote on four recently added amendments to a Justice Department spending bill focusing on increased gun restrictions.