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Democrats up the pressure on Mitch McConnell to act on gun control: 'He's waiting for the outrage to die down'

Democrats up the pressure on Mitch McConnell to act on gun control: 'He's waiting for the outrage to die down'

13.8.2019

Democrats up the pressure on Mitch McConnell to act on gun control : 'He's waiting for the outrage to die down'

The lawmakers were flanked by victims and advocates, in addition to medical professionals, that they invited to speak about their personal experiences involving gun violence.

"It takes no courage to put on the Senate floor a bill that is supported by 90-plus percent of Americans," Hoyer said during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol."What takes courage is to look a special interest group in the eye and say enough is enough. It is time to act."

that Labor Day week has been floated as a potential return date, which would be one week early.

A slew of gun legislation proposals would be on the table for consideration, according to Hoyer, including limiting the size of magazines and implementing so-called"red flag" laws that would allow law enforcement to temporarily confiscate firearms from individuals believed to be an imminent threat to the well-being of themselves or others.

"Our children are going back to school in a couple of weeks, some before Labor Day, some after Labor Day," Dingell told reporters."I shouldn't be answering questions of mothers of kindergarteners or the children's themselves about whether they're safe or they're hated."

day out," said Joe Sakran, the director of emergency general surgery at John Hopkins and an advocate with the Brady Campaign, a gun violence prevention organization.

. And now we are calling on Senator Mitch McConnell to take action, not sides."

Christian Heyne, Vice President of Brady United Against Gun Violence, and who lost his mother to gun violence, speaks during a press conference calling for gun reform legislation at the U.S. Capitol August 13 in Washington, DC.

, described his months-long journey to recovery after being struck by a stray bullet.

"We'd just have people scoring political points and nothing would happen. There has to be a bipartisan discussion here of what we can agree on," McConnell said of immediately returning from recess."I've tasked three of my committee chairmen with talking not only to their own members, but the Democrats as well. We're going to have these bipartisan discussions. And when we get back, hopefully, be able to come together and actually pass something."

for the measures, which passed in February with nearly all Democrats and just a handful of Republicans voting for them.

there's"tremendous goodwill for meaningful — I'm talking about meaningful, add that word — meaningful background checks so that sick and demented people don't carry around guns."

to consider background check proposals, joining their Democratic colleagues in telling McConnell through media interviews that he"doesn't have to support it" and to instead just allow a vote on it.

Read more: Newsweek

Yes, HE IS. herrick_a when the outrage over children in cages dies down. McConnell is apparently waiting for the outrage about Dayton and El Paso to die down instead of bringing lawmakers back for a vote. This is typical McConnell. DON'T LET YOUR OUTRAGE OVER THIS ASSAULT DIE. Let Congress know enough is enough.

Any WalMarts in Lexington, KY? Emotions shouldn’t be involved in legislation. What an interesting admission: democrats seek to exploit outrage to push their agenda. Color me shocked. The pressure isn’t going away! MoscowMitch MassacreMitch had to go! Take your illicit millions with you Turtle but go! Kentucky will see to that!

We won't let it die down.The youth of Parkwland FL; Netown CT, Orlando FL and others have not forgotten Join the March on Washington next month in September.. He, Moscow Mitch will be back after labor day along with other Members of the GOP in Congress. What an earfull to be said We cannot LET the outrage “die down” !

Go Dems....MassacreMitch must be held accountable to the American people! He has to stop being an obstructionist for Trump and the NRA! Vote this clown out Kentucky! Ask what he has done for you lately other than amass more wealth for himself!

'Team Mitch' Supporters Groped and Choked a Cardboard Cutout of Alexandria Ocasio-CortezThe young men all wore shirts supporting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Hello boss They were just doing their best Joe Biden impersonation

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Let me guess... 'now is not the time to talk about gun control?' 🙄

Democrats pressure Senate Republicans for gun control actionU.S. Democrats sought to gain the upper hand in the gun debate with President Do... 'We've got to do SOMETHING!' False advertising and false information . Background check don't save lives people do . Like at how many people didn't have a background shooting up schools .🤔 The horse is already free. To late to close the gate. Millions of weapons are already out there. Back ground checks are useless in back alley gun deals.

The House Republicans Who Voted Yes on H.R.8 Are Proof the Bill Can Pass in the SenateThat is, whenever Mitch McConnell decides to put the American people before the NRA.

'Team Mitch' Supporters Groped and Choked a Cardboard Cutout of Alexandria Ocasio-CortezThe young men all wore shirts supporting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Hello boss They were just doing their best Joe Biden impersonation

U.S. Senate leader: Any violent crackdown in Hong Kong would be 'completely unacceptable'U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned China on Monday that any vi... Have you asked your leader about this...bet you will walk that statement back after talking to him. Oh So let's see McConnell, you CARE about the residents of Hong Kong?

There's Hope Universal Background Checks Could Pass. These Republicans Are Proof.That is, whenever Mitch McConnell decides to put the American people before the NRA. It’s been 166 days since the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.8.—the most historic piece of bipartisan gun legislation our country has seen in a decade. Of the 240 yes votes, 8 were Republicans.

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