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Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:30 AM

Congress Struggles To Break Familiar Pattern Of Inaction On Gun Violence

Once again, following yet another mass shooting, members of Congress are meeting with survivors and introducing a flurry of bills aimed at combating gun violence. But while some lawmakers insist that it’s a “new day” on Capitol Hill, citing the activism of the Stoneman Douglass High School students that has galvanized the country, others predict that this push will end like those after gun massacres in Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, and the Pulse nightclub—with inaction.

Even as Delta Airlines and a host of other major corporations distance themselves from the NRA, and Dick’s Sporting Goods moves to end sales of assault rifles in their stores nationwide, some lawmakers are hesitant to take action and others cannot agree on a path forward.

Complicating Congress’ already entrenched resistance to gun control legislation is a mercurial President, who one days calls for standing up to the NRA and the next walks back his support for gun control bills, and a familiar struggle between Democrats and Republicans about how to begin the debate. Meanwhile, several Republican lawmakers remain staunchly opposed to even the most modest policy changes.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/congress-struggles-to-break-familiar-pattern-of-inaction-on-gun-violence



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Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:34 AM

1. those filthy repigs

own this one there is blood on their hands too. Oh Mr. LaPierre you are not untouchable.

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Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:43 AM

2. Yepper, spot on

They don't have enough Clorox to get rid the blood stains that have incurred on the public at large


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