Congress steps into thorny gun debate

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February 27, 2018

Steve Stivers

GOP leaders in the House are preparing a legislative package aimed at bolstering school safety in reaction to the shooting this month at a Florida high school that left 17 dead and reopened a national debate over guns.

“We’re gonna do a lot on school safety,” Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, told The Hill.

He said the effort will be aimed at improving safety on school campuses, but will also include some gun-related measures.

“Part of that’s gun stuff, but part of that’s school safety stuff,” he said.

“You may see something introduced this week, but obviously you won’t see it passed this week,” Stivers told The Hill, referring to the shortened workweek in the House. “But pretty quickly. You’ll see it soon.”

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • WALTER FLATT says:

    OH MR. RICHMAN, WHAT WOULD YOU BE SAYING IF SOMEONE HAD TAKEN A BACK PACK FULL OF EXPLOSIVES IN AND BLEW UP THE SCHOOL, IF YOU ARE SO STUPID TO TAKE AWAY GUNS TO PROTECT US, THEN YOU ARE NOT THINKING TRAIGHT OR ONE OF THE PEOPLE TRYING TO DESTROY US. I WANT A MILITARY WEAPON ON EACH CORNER OF OUR SCHOOL CAN SHOOT A BLOCK AWAY IN CASE SOME IDIOT WANT TO POT SHOOT SOME KIDS WHEN THEY ARE LOADING AND UNLOADING BUSES. I ALSO WANT TEACHERS THAT CAN HANDLE A GUN TO HAVE ONE AND IT IS OK IF THEY CARRY IT IN PLAIN SIGHT. WE HAVE TRAINED RETIRED VETS THAT ARE TRAINED AN WOULD GLADLY GIVE ONE DAY A WEEK FOR THIS SERVICE, (OR MORE)FREE, I BET COULD GET 20 VETS PER SCHOOL THAT WOULD BE GLAD TO DO THIS.

  • Humble Servant says:

    Well Richman I disagree with you my friend. The semi and fully automatic weapons are regulated and you as a citizen are capable of getting them. The process is rigorous and you would need to be an upstanding citizen. This being the case the weapons the military are using are of the best design and function. Just because the military uses it does not make it wrong for anyone else to use them for whatever their pleasure, within the laws of this land. Anything designed for good can be used for evil by those choosing to. This doesn’t mean we through the baby out with the bathwater.
    This problem with school shootings has nothing to do with guns. Let me say this again, These school shootings have NOTHING to do with guns. This is purely a political problem. If the current laws were properly enforced this would not happen. Remember destruction of human life does not take a gun. If there were no guns it would be SUV’s with gas bombs in them. Knife swinging crazies would be running through the schools cutting up total carnage. Start at the root of the problem IF you truly want to fix it. This political dance you are performing is noticed by all and is dismissed because of the insincerity of it all.
    Start at the beginning and teach our children about God. Schools and society are getting so far away from His teachings that nothing but destruction will be inevitable.

  • I want all semi-automatic weapons of war eliminated in this country. there is no reason for anyone to own these weapons. If people want to hunt, there are rifles.The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This amendment did not have semi-automatic machine guns in mind. It was the right of the people to protect themselves against the British. And it was meant mostly for the militia or for farmers who had to protect their own property. It was not meant that people should have semiautomatic weapons of war. As our representative, Brian Mast, stated, this is what he used on the battlefield. And that is how he lost two legs. Students at the Parkland HS have many bullets in their bodies. One girl has 5 bullets in her body. The girl that died had 9 bullets in her body. The US is not at war with our schools. Stop this massacre right now and eliminate the semi-automatic machine gun that is killing our children in schools.

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