The first ever Indian-American women elected to the House of Representatives said 87 per cent of gun owners and 74 per cent of NRA members support those commonsense solutions like criminal background checks.
The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a gun-control advocacy group that tracks firearms legislation, gives Nevada a grade of C- on its gun laws – lower than more restrictive states such as California or MA but higher than 25 states that scored an F.
The Legislature and Congress should be moving in the opposite direction of greater public safety through reasonable limits on gun purchases and use.
The man agrees but says he needs another gun to be “prepared” for whatever may happen.
The topic of guns is always a sensitive subject, especially after mass shootings.
Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence lobbies for laws banning assault weapons in Maryland.
“Enough is enough.” The Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night, in which at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 wounded, has rekindled the debate on gun control laws in the US.
But two things are against any such breakthrough. Nor was June 14, 2017, when a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers who were practicing for a charity baseball game in Virginia. It seems gun control, as a policy, has also died.
Paul Barrett, deputy director at the Stern Center for Business and Human Rights at New York University, tells Here & Now’s Robin Young that he thought the shooter used an automatic weapon when he heard cellphone recordings of the attack. He said he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday. Baltimore previous year had over 900 shooting victims’.
In 12 states, permits have been abolished altogether.
Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., said on Twitter: “It’s not “political” to urge action to stop the regular killing of Americans by guns”. Or is there a tipping point? And it follows a spate of nightmarish attacks over the past few years – last year’s horror show in Orlando, Fla.; the 2015 shootings at a Charleston, SC, church and in San Bernardino, Calif., on top of the heartbreaking 2012 slaughters at the Sandy Hook Elementary School and in a Colorado movie theater.
The White House’s communications team crafted a set of arguments sending a message that the president won’t budge on Democrats’ attempts to roll those rights back.
But he didn’t, or rather couldn’t, and the opportunity was missed. “We can’t control what someone does once they leave this store”. “But we’re dealing with a very, very sick individual”.
“This measure would pose an unacceptable risk to public safety making it more hard for law enforcement especially in urban areas to identify gun shots, locate shooters and protect civilians”.