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No sign of new gun control push in US Congress after shootings

15 June 2017

"We are about this every day for all of our citizens".

As it appears, many Republicans believe that the answer to curbing gun violence in this country is not to do away with guns, but to get rid of Democrats.

The incident - which sent five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, to the hospital - began to spur questions about gun rights and gun control policies, while members of both parties condemned the violence and called for unity. "Everyone was focused on the facts of the case" and what might be needed to enhance lawmakers' security, said Republican Representative Barbara Comstock.

Gun control activists spoke up in earnest.

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A congressional hearing to debate gun legislation was even supposed to take place on Wednesday, but it was canceled. Scalise was reportedly in stable condition shortly after the incident occurred, while a staffer for one of the congressmen suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

Gov. McAuliffe said, "Well, let me say this: I think we need to do more to protect all of our citizens". "Turk may be lobbying for the top job" at ATF, or "he may be communicating, 'Please don't crush us, '" Chipman says.

"No background checks No licensing No registration No permit req'd for concealed carry of long guns Open carry long guns & handguns", the pundit tweeted to over 450,000 followers. "Senseless gun violence should have no place in our handsome city or anywhere in our country", said California Democrat Jackie Speier.

Two other bills required domestic abusers under permanent protective orders to give up any guns in their possession within 24 hours and positioned Virginia State Police at every gun show to perform voluntary background checks requested by unlicensed sellers who lack access to the federal database used by gun dealers.

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AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of "Bullets with AWR Hawkins", a Breitbart News podcast.

Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, wrote that Americans should be able to practice baseball, dance in a nightclub, and attend religious services without the threat of gun violence.

Gross said that despite the House vote, the measure "is not going anywhere in the Senate".

Gun control advocates, already on the defensive, insist they're not abandoning their efforts in Congress or state legislatures. Expect the Democrats to turn this into "Republican gun owners are the real threat".

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No sign of new gun control push in US Congress after shootings