“We can’t go 24 hours without news of another mass shooting somewhere in America. My kids and millions’ others hide in corners of their classroom or in their bathrooms preparing for a mass shooting at their school, and this body does nothing about it,”
DeVos made it clear the commission isn’t going to focus on guns. How can you possibly talk about school safety and ending school shootings without discussing guns and the role they play?
The small town’s elected leaders voted unanimously to ban many types of semiautomatic firearms they labeled “assault weapons,” thrusting the quiet village into the national debate over gun control.
Federal Election Commission reports show that the NRA spent at least $1 million on ads and campaigns supporting Rubio’s presidential bid in 2015 and 2016. Rubio is hopeful the NRA support will help his reelection bid, but he shouldn’t hold his breath.
Gun violence in the US is now a leading cause of death, according to the CDC.
Americans are more likely to die from gun violence than the combined risks of drowning, fire and smoke, stabbing, choking on food, airplane crashes, animal attacks, and natural disasters.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed his “deep sadness,” but continues to block gun-control proposals that enjoy the support of most Americans.
Amid the anguished cries for action rising up from Florida, a national tone was set by Donald Trump that was largely devoid of a sense of urgency.
It’s at times like these that a normal president would step up to take action to protect its citizens. But we don’t have one of those right now.