Elections have consequences, and the 2018 mid-term elections are proof positive of that, as Republicans are now face a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives that looks to be that proverbial thorn in their side.
Since taking control of the House, Democrats have voted to revoke the president’s recent emergency declaration edict to fund the border wall. Now Democrats have begun what on Republican lawmaker says is an “all-out assault on the 2nd Amendment” with their push to pass gun control legislation.
The several upcoming gun control votes are expected to pass this week, the first that has come to a vote and passed by a margin of 240-190, was H.R. 8. The bill would expand background checks and closes certain loopholes in the system, like allowing gun-dealers and private collectors to sell guns to domestic violence abusers, felons, and over the internet.
Newly-elected Congresswoman Donna Shalala (D-FL), who voted in favor of the bill, reiterated that her party was ready to “tackle” several “important bills” that deal with gun control.
“Nearly 40,000 Americans and 3,000 Floridians were killed by someone with a gun last year alone. Today’s vote on H.R. 8 and the vote on H.R. 1112 tomorrow is just the beginning in preventing more senseless gun-related deaths.”-Rep. Shalala (statement)
Shortly after the vote, Shalala told The Floridian that she thought the passing of the bill was “terrific” and that she would like to see a full ban of “all” assault weapons.
“We passed the first gun legislation since we passed the assault weapons ban. I want to pass an assault weapons ban. All of them.”-Rep.Donna Shalala