Start the Countdown Parents and students are seen desperately waiting for word from students of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida after a deadly shooting on Wednesday, Feb. That event followed two other mass killings in — a July attack on an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater in which a gunman killed 12 people and wounded 58 more, and an August assault on a Sikh temple in Milwaukee in which six worshippers were shot to death and thre others wounded [source: But this time, the age of the Newtown victims — coupled with heart-rending accounts of Victoria Soto, a year-old teacher slain while shielding her first-grade pupils with her body — roused many Americans to demand action to prevent further gun violence [source: Sadly, though nothing has changed.
Continue to article content In a private meeting of Democrats on Wednesday, Rep. Better, she said, to focus on barring terror suspects from buying guns. What we are trying to do is to say that the Republicans will not even go to this place which overwhelmingly the American people support.
Pelosi aides note, however, that she was a supporter of the assault weapons ban and has repeatedly called for its reinstatement.
He doesn't believe those types of firearms have any "practical application for untrained civilians," Barden said. By steering around that, we feel like we can bring more people and more voices.
That approach is shared by Americans for Responsible Solutions, the group founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly, both of whom stress their personal gun ownership and support for Second Amendment rights.
It took nearly 15 hours of filibustering on the Senate floor on Wednesday and Thursday for Sen. Nonetheless, many Democrats say they should be pushing for more amid unprecedented unity over gun control. Cicilline is pushing for a discharge petition in the House, which would require every member to go on the record on an assault weapons ban.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee has collected over 26, signatures in support of the discharge petition over the last 24 hours.
Obama on Thursday found himself once again expressing grief over another mass shooting, and made sure to talk up the dire risk of assault weapons.
The shooter used a Sig Sauer MCX to kill 49 people and injure 53 others — a high-powered gun that would likely be taken off shelves under an assault weapons ban. Clinton, who highlighted guns as a key area where she was to the left of Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primary, has consistently advocated for an assault weapons ban on the trail.
While Obama has talked about an assault weapons ban multiple times since the Orlando massacre last weekend, he has yet to mount a big political push for it.
Polling also makes clear the higher pay-off for less aggressive measures. While support for a ban has spiked in the wake of Orlando 57 percent of respondents in a CBS poll released on Wednesday back a ban, up from 44 percent in Decemberalmost 9-in Americans support universal background checks, according to that poll, including 82 percent of gun owners.
Those figures have held relatively steady since Newtown. Yet all but four of them voted in favor of proceeding with expanded background check legislation that same day.
Joe Donnelly used the specter of the ban to explain his vote in favor of the background checks.
A spokeswoman said Thursday that Feinstein had yet to make a decision.The need of gun control in the United States is very clear: many lives have been lost already but many more can be saved.
I propose to make the background checks stronger across the country, have health checks every year for those that have a gun license, and make them renew their license every year. Most people were not too bothered about guns in America until the gun wielded by out-of-control-people started taking the lives of innocent young people in suburbia.
marks the year of the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado. heard arguments against gun control. 1. The Gun is Part of the American Way of Life for its use of a.
Jan 09, · "One of the big problems is that the feds have not funded good research in this area," said David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and .
Part of the reason that alarmism has been such a successful tactic for the N.R.A. is that gun control advocates have a lamentable habit of playing, unwittingly, into their talking points. Most answered yes when asked whether greater gun control could be enacted without violating their right to bear arms—including most of those in gun-owning households.
That gun control advocates oppose the private use of force even in situations where they acknowledge that innocent lives would be saved suggests that the core issue from their viewpoint is not whether gun control will save lives, but some other value.