By Tom Knighton
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
For better or worse, House Democrats believe their wins in November are because of their stance on gun control. They don’t want to listen to the idea that they might have had bigger wins if they hadn’t attacked the Second Amendment so vehemently. Nope. They’re going to push gun control no matter what.
It seems today’s vote on universal background checks is just the beginning.
Democrats on Wednesday are poised to pass the first significant gun control measures in decades through the House after pledging to take action during the 2018 election.
The effort will hit a roadblock in the Republican-led Senate, but House Democrats are touting the legislation as the first of many measures they will consider to curb the growing problem of gun violence.
“We’ve got a ton of things identified,” said Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., who heads a House task force on gun violence established by Democrats.
The panel is examining conceal-carry reciprocity laws, “red flag” laws targeting gun owners who are deemed a safety risk, and laws to protect children from accessing guns, Democrats said.
“Background checks are just one way to deter the expansive culture that we are living in,” said Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., …Read the Rest
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