Democrats representing Broward County and South Florida seethed Wednesday over congressional inaction on firearms, hours after a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland left 17 people dead.Read more »
No word on background checks. Nothing uttered on limiting assault weapons. No word that would apply to any policy that would address why 31 percent of gunmen in mass shootings worldwide were American, even though Americans make up only 4.4 percent of the global population.Read more »
Two days after a mass shooting at a Texas church, Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday plan to try forcing an up-or-down vote on legislation establishing a select committee on preventing gun violence.Read more »
Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday joined Democratic calls for gun restrictions following the tragedy in Texas.
“Regardless of motive or mental state – enough is enough!’ Nelson wrote on Twitter.
“Now IS the time to talk about gun control. Once again, innocent lives were taken due to gun violence. All of us – regardless of party affiliation – must put aside politics and take action on gun reform. Enough is enough.”Read more »
“I am outraged that the sale of these kinds of weapons haven’t ceased after all of these attacks. I am here to speak for them, and I will be darned if I will not be their voices.”Read more »