Nancy Pelosi Blames Mitch McConnell For Stalling Gun Legislation

Sen. Mitch Mc Connell speaks during a news briefing Sept. 10 2019 at the Capitol in Washington DC

As senators struggle to vote on anything, House Democrats are voting on more and stepped-up ideas, today moving bills through committee to limit high-capacity magazines and support more red flag laws, allowing law enforcement to take weapons from anyone thought to be risky.

Schumer, asked to respond, sounded furious.

"Background checks on all gun sales are a common-sense solution with overwhelming public support and are a critical step toward stemming the gun violence epidemic in this country", the letter continued.

Toomey said some newly elected Republicans were open to his measure and that other Republicans who previously voted against it were rethinking their positions.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other advocates made their case at a Tuesday hearing held by the House's gun violence prevention task force. Chuck Schumer of NY - on Tuesday slammed McConnell for calling out Democrats on their "theatrics" and for failing to call up background check legislation that the House passed in February.

"There are any number of tweaks that would be possible, there would be adjustments", Toomey said.

"What I am not willing to do is support legislation that will do nothing to make us safer and simultaneously infringes on the rights and liberties guaranteed by our Constitution", said Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee.

McConnell refuses to enable a vote on a Residence-passed invoice to increase track record checks for gun buys due to the fact he states it's not very clear the Senate would be able to move the laws or that Trump would sign it into regulation. Mass shootings are defined as those in which four or more people were killed or injured, excluding the perpetrators.

A House panel worked late into the night in a sometimes heated, sometimes emotional hearing on gun-control bills Tuesday, a potential preview of congressional debates to come in the weeks after a string of mass shootings. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Chris Murphy of CT - said they expect to hear from the White House as soon as Thursday on whether Trump is willing to endorse any of the proposals under discussion.

The hate crimes legislation extends an existing firearm prohibition for those convicted of hate crime felonies to the misdemeanor level. "A background check on commercial gun sales does not curb the second amendment rights", Toomey said. A bill to institute universal checks passed the House in February and is now awaiting action in the upper chamber.

Until then, the Kentucky Republican said, "all of this is theatrics".

"We're getting to the witching hour" for a decision, Murphy said.

Manchin was referring to legislation he and Sen.

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