El Paso Mass Shooting Elicits Calls for More Gun Control

Written by Bob Adelmann | Source: InfoWars | August 05, 2019 12:28 AM

Back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio prompted calls for a renewed ban on assault weapons – as pressure mounted Sunday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote on bipartisan legislation to expand background checks for gun sales.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said the slaughter of nine people in Dayton by a gunman armed with a high-capacity rifle and extra magazines demanded revival of the assault-weapons ban that was in effect nationwide from 1994 through 2004.

“The fact that he had a weapon that could have — that an assault weapon that could have killed so many people with enough bullets and magazines to mow down virtually anybody along that street and in those clubs and in those buildings, just tells me that Congress has just got to act and say ‘No’ to the gun lobby for the first time and Mitch McConnell’s life as the leader of the Senate,” Brown told CNN.

Brown also called on McConnell to interrupt the Senate’s summer recess and have lawmakers vote on a bill to close the “gun show loophole” by prohibiting most firearm transfers between private individuals unless a licensed dealer, manufacturer or importer first takes possession of the weapon to conduct a background check.

That measure passed the House of Representatives in February by a vote of 240-190, with eight Republicans in favor and two Democrats opposed.


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