There is no Second Amendment obstacle to a ban on assault weapons or large capacity magazines

‘We’re not alone.’ Sacramento Asian community leads vigil for Atlanta shooting victims Asian American and Pacific Islander and other community members gather for a candlelight vigil in front of Sacramento City Hall on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, to remember the victims from Tuesday’s mass shooting at Atlanta spas. By Xavier Mascareñas captions and subtitles off, selected Asian American and Pacific Islander and other community members gather for a candlelight vigil in front of Sacramento City Hall on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, to remember the victims from Tuesday’s mass shooting at Atlanta spas. By Xavier Mascareñas How many mass shootings must there be and how many people must die before this country adopts meaningful gun control? The killings in Boulder and Atlanta — the latest massacres committed with guns — should be the motivation for Congress to finally act. Nearly 40,000 people a year die in the United States from gun violence, according to CDC data from 2019. There is no constitutional obstacle to gun control. Yet no one realistically believes that action will be taken now any more than after all of the other gun-related tragedies in America. The House of Representatives has passed a bill to close loopholes for background checks before people can acquire guns. The bill would extend federal background check rules to transfers by unlicensed sellers at venues like gun shows and on the internet, which currently occur without checks in some states. Polls have shown that over 90% of Americans favor such legislation. Such […]

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