‘What are we doing?’ Democrats in Congress demand action on gun control as Republicans push back.

‘What are we doing?’ Democrats in Congress demand action on gun control as Republicans push back.

transcript Senate Debates Efforts to Stop Gun Violence Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee demanded action on Tuesday to overhaul gun laws, after two mass shootings in a week. But the hearing quickly divided along partisan lines, with Republicans resisting new measures. “I could ask for a moment of silence for the mass shooting in Boulder last night, and after that is completed, I could ask for a moment of silence for the shooting in Atlanta six days ago. And after a minute, I could ask for a moment of silence for the 29 mass shootings that occurred this month in the United States. But in addition to a moment of silence, I would like to ask for a moment of action. Prayer leaders have their important place in this, but we are Senate leaders. What are we doing?” “Like many Americans, I cherish my right to bear arms in the dialogue about gun control. We rarely consider how many Americans are united in their advocacy and enjoyment of this right.” “America awoke today to another nightmare. Stunning, shocking, savage, but unsurprising. Inaction has made this horror completely predictable. Inaction by this Congress makes us complicit.” “And every time there’s a shooting, we play this ridiculous theater. Where this committee gets together and proposes a bunch of laws that would do nothing to stop these murders.” Video player loading Senators quickly splintered along partisan lines over gun control measures on Tuesday as Democrats demanded action in the wake of […]

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