Congressman: 97% of Americans Want One Kind of Gun Control. Here’s Why Congress Hasn’t Acted

Congressman: 97% of Americans Want One Kind of Gun Control. Here’s Why Congress Hasn’t Acted

IDEAS Delaney represents Maryland’s 6 th District in the House of Representatives. As the nation has mourned the 14 students and three staff members killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and marched on their behalf, a remarkable national consensus formed around the need for gun safety legislation. In a recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, an astonishing 97% of those surveyed said that they support requiring background checks for all gun buyers . More broadly, a Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 68% support stricter gun laws . Despite such broad support and public mobilization, it looks like Congress and the President will do nothing to address the issue. There is no indication Republican leadership in the House of Representatives will even bring legislation that creates universal background checks forward for a vote, let alone consider other commonsense measures that are also widely supported. Across the country, […]

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