|Gun Legislation: Movement in the Congress|
|03/27/2019||116th Congress||Anita W|
|keywords: gun legislation 2nd amendment background checks red flag laws|
The Democrat leading House wasted no time after reconvening in January in approaching gun control after years of Republican leadership. Expanding background checks, budget lines for gun violence research, and red flag laws that protect people that are a danger to others and themselves is the platform in which the Democrats are sticking to in 2019.
Deciphering Democratic's View on Gun Culture
Election day was a significant win for gun control. The movement started long before 2018 but gained traction because of a series of school shootings. Thirty GOP held House seats are now in possession of the Democratic party. Firearm control remains an urgent issue and helps the candidates win their seats.
Republicans took the House in 2014, minimizing gun control as a non-issue and ignoring any bipartisan teamwork towards new bills or mandates. The House is now in Democrats' hands (2019). The Senate remains in Republicans' hands.
Planning Priorities — Democrats' Five-point Action Plan
The Democrats set out their platform's framework for the 116th Congress, and the beginning of movement and traction is starting to become a reality.
The movement of gun laws in the 116th Congress is apparent. It is a matter of tracking votes and remaining knowledgeable about the legislature's beginnings in committee to the vote on the floor.By Anita W
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