Senate Democrats pave the way for gun control votes
A few hours after the Uvalde school shooting, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer “has moved to pave the way for a forced vote in the coming days on legislation that would strengthen background checks for gun buyers, prompting a relaunch with broad appeal to the measures that the Republicans have blocked in the past ”, il New York Times relationships.
“The pair of invoices would extend criminal background checks to would-be gun buyers on the Internet and at gun fairs and lengthen the waiting period for gun buyers reported by the instant background check system to allow the FBI more time to to investigate”.
“The measures, approved by the House in 2019 and again last year, languished in the Senate amid the Republican opposition. Although they publicly mourned the massacre that killed 19 children and two adults on Tuesday, Republican senators gave little indication that their positions had changed. “