Congress returns with bipartisan plans for tougher gun control laws

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February 26, 2018

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Congress appears to be settling on the outlines of consensus for action on stricter gun controls, with moves to strengthen the background check system and to restrict sales of bump stocks the most likely areas of bipartisan action.

Moves to raise the age limit on sales of rifles will test the limits of the deal, though, and even Democratic leaders sounded doubtful about their ability to ban sales of military-style semi-automatic rifles.

President Trump’s suggestion to train and arm school faculty volunteers willing and adept enough to carry firearms is also meeting with stiff resistance. The president now says he would leave the decision up to states.

Congress returns to Washington after a weeklong vacation Monday to find the debate has only intensified since they left, just a day after the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting that has ignited the latest national battle over gun control.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Humble Servant says:

    I believe there area few items that should be regulated when it comes to gun control but this list is far smaller than the things that need to be done to protect our schools from bad people running them. This article explains the lack of common sense by both the school administration the local police and the FBI setting forth the ability for this person to do the carnage he performed. When things like this can be stopped gun control will not be an issue. Read this one and judge the people you vote and hire into these positions.

    https://freedomoutpost.com/school-shooting-plot-exposed-wont-believe-set/

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