Democrats to Propose Gun Control Measures

Millions of people across the United States want Congress to do something about gun violence — and the Democrats have heard our pleas. They will take up gun control as one of their first priorities when the new Congress convenes.

Joanna Walters at the Guardian reports:
Prominent Democrats plan on Thursday to begin ramping up calls for stronger gun control at the start of a new push to use their strengthened voice in Washington to make progress on an issue that bitterly divides America.

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, who represent Connecticut, where 20 children and six school staff were gunned down at Sandy Hook elementary school in December 2012, will lead demands for fresh action.

And the newly empowered Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is expected to introduce sweeping legislation to impose background checks on all gun sales as one of the first priorities in the incoming Congress of 2019.
Good. I'm sure the Republican Party will do everything in the NRA's power to stop them, and I'm sure that Donald Trump will resist signing anything into law, and I still want the Democrats to try mightily. Even the conversation would be a start. And an incredibly necessary one.

I hope, in addition to proposals for universal background checks, the Democrats will also propose limits on gun ownership for people who have committed domestic violence. Gun control for domestic abusers is an urgent necessity.

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