Published: Thu, September 12, 2019

Trump says progress being made on 'gun sense'

Trump says progress being made on 'gun sense'

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (Sept 11) progress was being made on gun legislation and he was working to come up with something acceptable to everyone.

The four policies the governors urged the president to work with Congress to pass are: universal background checks, assault weapon and high-capacity magazine bans, stricter reporting requirements to keep guns out of the hands of people deemed unsafe by mental health professionals and the Extreme Risk Protection Order that would prevent anyone who poses a risk to themselves or others from purchasing a gun.

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee advanced three more gun control bills Tuesday during a lengthy, often contentious and sometimes emotional markup that highlighted how Republican opposition could stall the efforts in the Senate.

The issue of gun violence re-emerged in Congress after back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and OH last month. Toomey's Democratic colleagues - U.S. Sens.

"We're going to engage a compare at a total lot of quite a lot of things, and we'll be reporting lend a hand in a moderately quick timeframe".

Later, the congresswoman said, "I truly believe that the moral crisis is that the guns have become our God", adding, "Guns have become the means by which we solve all of our problems, have become our authority".

"Nearly 100 people every single day die in this country as a result of gun violence, and yes I will never let you forget that my son Jordan was one of them", McBath 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 the committee's top Republican, Representative Doug Collins.


"My members know the very simple fact that to make a law you have to have a presidential signature", McConnell told reporters Tuesday. He said the positives of gun ownership are usually overlooked, citing examples of people who have used AR-15 rifles in self-defense.

The bipartisan Toomey-Manchin legislation failed to pass the Senate in 2013, and many Republicans continue to oppose the idea as an infringement on gun rights.

"He is very engaged and he would like to accomplish something", said Toomey.

"This is the kind of thing where you might actually have to have a vote to find out where the votes are", Toomey said.

Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., said the red flag bill could lead to confusion between federal and state laws on determining who is a risky individual.

In a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, 89 percent support background checks for all gun purchases, including private and gun show sales; and 86 percent back "red flag" laws allowing the police to take guns from individuals found by a judge to be a danger.

Over more than four hours, Democrats rejected Republican amendments and then advanced the bills along party-line votes.

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