Why passing gun control legislation is so hard



In the wake of twin mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Congress is faced again with mounting pressure to pass gun control legislation. It’s the same pressure lawmakers faced following the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2013. Is there any reason to think this time will be any different? SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Trump claims GOP support for gun background checks despite lack of evidence
www.cnn.com/2019/08/13/politics/donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-guns-background-check/index.html. McConnell: Gun background checks will be 'front and center' in Senate debate
thehill.com/homenews/senate/456776-mcconnell-gun-background-checks-will-be-front-and-center-in-senate-debate. The depressing lesson from 2013's failed gun control push
www.cnn.com/2019/08/12/politics/congress-gun-laws-mcconnell/index.html. Roll Call Vote 113th Congress – 1st Session
www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00097. Gun-control overhaul is defeated in Senate
www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gun-control-overhaul-is-defeated-in-senate/2013/04/17/57eb028a-a77c-11e2-b029-8fb7e977ef71_story.html. About me:
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