Dems on Capitol Hill continue gun control push as rhetoric simmers (VIDEOS)
By Chris Eger
In addition to pending legislation, Democrats in the House and Senate are advocating further conversation on gun control to include bans, limits and mandatory secure storage laws.
“There’s so much we can do,” said U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, in the party’s weekly address. “We just need the willpower and intestinal fortitude to take on the NRA and get something done for the safety of the men, women, and particularly the children in our schools of this country.”
In addressing the Senate Judiciary Committee, Feinstein continued to stump for a return to her legacy ban on guns she termed “weapons of war” and their magazines as well as banning bump stocks and other measures.
The Senate’s top Democrat, New York’s Charles Schumer, last week stressed a three-part plan to include expanding background checks to close what he termed as loopholes for gun shows and internet sales. The second leg of Schumer’s plan would be to implement the same sort of “red flag” extreme risk protective orders that have been adopted by a handful of states in recent years to take guns from those who police or family feel could be at risk to themselves or others. Finally, Schumer wants a formal debate on