Dems Hope to Get Trump Help on Gun Control

Posted October 06, 2017

Ryan said Tuesday the bill is "not scheduled right now".

The Democratic Murphy, on the other hand, has become the member of Congress mostly loudly calling for gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.

Earlier this year, Ryan also pushed the American Health Care Act, another bill that sought to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and which would have ended access to mental health care and drug abuse treatment for millions of Americans.

Again, the two parties find themselves at a gridlock and political experts say, if you're hoping for Congress to pass a bill regulating firearms, you're going to be waiting for a while. "It's not on our schedule because quite frankly, we're focused on tax reform and getting our budget moving right now".

Meanwhile, GOP legislation aimed at loosening gun rules faces an uncertain future.

The Vegas shooter, Williams said, "would have had his guns no matter what".

Law enforcement officials have not indicated that the Las Vegas shooter, 64-year-old retired accountant Stephen Paddock, used a silencer in his attack.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., called attention Tuesday to the legal status of bump stocks, noting the devices are available online for less than $200 and "inflict absolute carnage".

"If it comes over from the Senate, I'm willing to look at whatever legislation they think might be prudent", said Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus in the House. "If you think what happened today was acceptable; if you think hundreds of Americans gunned down at a country music festival by a single man with an arsenal in his hotel room is fine, then do nothing".

The retired NASA astronaut blamed the "polarization of our politics" and the powerful corporate lobby for preventing consensus on gun regulations in Congress.

Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., told reporters Monday night the bill was going to be voted upon next week, but after the shooting in Vegas that killed 59 people, "who knows now", The Hill reported.

Lewis, the civil rights leader who led the gun control sit-in on the House floor a year ago after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, approached Speaker Ryan on the House floor Tuesday night, seeking his cooperation for today's demonstration.

"There will be certainly time for that policy discussion to take place, but that's not the place that we're in at this moment", said Sanders. So why do we want to judge all 80 million gun owners in America because of the acts of one perverted idiot? Giffords, a former Arizona congresswoman, is a survivor of the 2011 shooting in Tucson, Ariz. "There are, and the thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with continued legislative indifference", Murphy continued.

That means we need to demand leadership from the people who are elected to lead. Senator Lindsey Graham agreed, saying: Its something Id be interested in looking at to see if a law change would matter. Most people respect transparency, even if they have differing viewpoints. Other proposals, including one to limit high-capacity magazines, have not advanced.