Following up on Senator Murphy’s almost 15-hour Senate marathon. There were four amendments on various aspects of gun control in the Senate on Monday, all of which failed. There is a bipartisan group of Senators trying to craft something that might pass.
Today, the House of Representatives is having an old-fashioned sit-in to force a vote in the House, vowing that they will not go on a planned break next week unless there is a vote on gun issues. Some Democratic senators have come over to support the House members.
It is great that Rep. John Lewis is leading the sit-in. A veteran of many civil rights sit-ins and protests, he is the perfect voice to lead this action.
3 thoughts on “The House’s Turn”
opponents of guns need to read Dr. John Lott: “More Guns Less Crime”. Very few would be anti-gun if they realized how much a deterrent carry laws are to criminals.
There are other techniques that work, though. My state has stricter licensing laws and enjoys much lower crime rates than neighboring states that do not.
Unfortunately, the most common cause of gun deaths in the United States is suicide, not criminal acts. More guns would likely mean more suicide deaths, especially among men, who are more likely to shoot themselves than to kill themselves by other means.
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