Democrats vow vote on gun bills; Biden says 'we have to act'

Democrats vow vote on gun bills; Biden says 'we have to act'”

The Iowa legislation, passed Monday on a party-line vote, rolls back a host of requirements for new gun owners that have been in place for more than two decades, the effect of large Republican majorities in the state Legislature. "The Onion accurately captured its ethos in a headline that it keeps running after mass shootings: "'No Way To Prevent This, ' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens".

In response to the senator's comments on gun control laws being ineffective at preventing mass shootings on Tuesday, O'Rourke fired back in a tweet.

The House this month passed two measures on almost party-line votes created to improve and bolster background checks.

"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", Cruz said, referring to initiatives like universal background checks put forth by Democrats.

The bill recently passed by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is unlikely to succeed in the Senate. He also said that a failed bill introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley and Ted Cruz would have narrowed down the database and "would have cracked down on people who have guns who shouldn't have guns".

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"I don't support what the House passed, not at all", he said, adding that he remains open to tighter background checks of commercial gun sales.

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Speaking before the hearing, Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin said Democratic leaders are still determining which bill will be the first test on the Senate floor in the possible fight over the filibuster.

And then we get this genius, the unfortunately named John Kennedy of Louisiana.

At the hearing, background-check advocate Robin Brule said it's time to close a loophole in background checks that resulted in her mother's death in 2016, when a home invader at her Arizona retirement community shot her and a friend while they were eating breakfast.

"We have worked at the margins of gun violence prevention in important ways that do work, but we have real opportunities to promote responsible gun ownership and lots of work left to do", said Dan Helmer, a Democrat in the Virginia House of Delegates who in 2019 ousted a pro-gun Republican. The gunman purchased the weapon on the Internet without a background check.

"It's much more a mental health issue than a firearm issue because you can use nearly anything as a destructive device", he said.

But other witnesses said lawmakers at both the state and federal level are going too far with their drive to further regulate gun ownership. "93% of gun suicides are white males", Rogers testified in her opening statement. Since then, two major gun control organizations, backed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg of NY and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, a victim herself of gun violence, have built nationwide grassroots organizations. "When you disarm law abiding citizens, you make them more likely to be victims". And they contend that gun violence should be addressed through steps like more policing rather than restricting gun rights.

-With assistance from Jordan Fabian.

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