Sunday, 07 June, 2020

Democrats Hopeful About Gun Control Changes After Discussion in Las Vegas


Legislators and arms control activists from Nevada and Florida met this Monday at a roundtable in Las Vegas. They talked about the legislature and measures that could prevent further mass shootings. While Democrats managed to push this legislature to certain levels, it is still being interrupted and postponed by Republicans. 

Two recent carnages in the U.S. happened in Las Vegas and Parkland in 2017 and 2018. More than 70 people lost their lives in these tragedies. That urged representatives from these cities to join forces in a battle against gun violence. Ted Detuch from Florida became a promoter of the Keep Americans Safe Act, while Tina Titus from Vegas joined as a co-sponsor. 

One of the measures that Keep Americans Safe Act proposes is banning gun depositories that have more than ten shots. The House Judiciary Committee granted this act earlier in September. Democrats also suggested meticulous background inspection and acts that can authorize the police to seize guns temporarily from people who might pose a threat. That bill also got to the House.

The problem is that Republicans are interrupting and postponing any legislature regarding this issue. Although the bill about gun control got to the House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel stalled it. He explained that the bill wouldn’t get to the floor until he was sure that President Trump would sign it. 

Regardless of that, Democrats and activists see improvement and are hopeful. A hearing on banning assault weapons will be held in Committee next week. 

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