Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) is once again calling out Senate Republicans for not acting on ‘common sense’ gun legislation she believes would “reduce gun violence and mass shootings.”
Wasserman Schultz is specifically talking about H.R. 8, the Democratic-led background check bill that passed along political party lines in the U.S. House of Representatives by a 290-140 vote count.
“Democrats passed legislation to reduce gun violence and mass shootings months ago,” stated Wasserman Schultz “More than 30 people were killed w/in 24 hours during 2 mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton this month. How many more must die before Republicans act?”
Wasserman Schultz all-but blames the two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton on Republican reluctance to pass a Senate version of H.R. 8, what about all the dozens of criminal gun-related homicides that occurred the very same weekend?
In Chicago alone, 7 died because of “gun violence” spurred on by criminal activity. The Democratic-controlled city of Chicago has become the gun-murder capital of the nation.
While blaming President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans for mass shootings and overall “gun violence” makes for good press, if the Senate takes up and passes the House’ background check bill, there is no guarantee that mass shootings will end, or that the unprecedented amount of gun violence occurring in cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, and New Orleans will stop.
Proponents of the bill say that the measure would close the gun show loophole and private dealer sales, but Republicans and gun rights advocates see the bill a restrictive and would impede upon 2nd Amendment rights.
President Donald Trump and both of Florida’s Republican U.S. Senators, Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, support “red flag” law legislation.
The White House is on record of opposing H.R. 8 and the president would most likely veto the bill, but now that he has come and said that he supports “strong background checks,” could he reconsider the Democratic gun bill?