Gun Control

Some Republicans pushing back on Democrats’ calls for tighter gun laws

As President Joe Biden and the first lady prepare to head to Uvalde, Texas in the wake of this week’s school shooting that left 21 dead, the conversation on Capitol Hill over gun laws is being hotly debated. Republicans are pushing back on Democrats’ calls for tighter gun legislation, and are pointing to mental illness as the main issue. Some psychiatrists say that argument is unfounded and even harmful.

Democrats Staging Sit-in on House Floor to Protest Inaction on Guns

Representatives Elizabeth Esty and John Lewis participate in a House Democrat sit-in staged to protest inaction on gun votes in Washington, June 22, 2016. Elizabeth Esty/Twitter (ABC News/WOLO)- Roughly a dozen House Democrats are engaged in a sit-in on the House floor to protest GOP inaction on gun violence. Led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, the members, chanting “no…

President Obama: Senate ‘Failed’ Americans On Gun Control

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo (ABC News) –  President Obama blasted the Senate for blocking four votes on gun control measures, considered in the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre in which 49 people were killed and 53 injured. In a presidential tweet, Obama expressed his frustration. Gun violence requires more than moments of silence. It requires action. In failing that…