The GOP and gun legislation
I find it puzzling that media and politicians place much of the blame for mass shootings on the fact that “lawmakers” in Congress have been unable to pass meaningful gun control legislation. Shouldn’t the blame be placed solely on the Republican Party, as President Biden and the Democrats are overwhelmingly in favor of tougher gun legislation? Republican leaders and members, on the other hand, prefer receiving money from the gun lobby than passing reasonable gun safety laws. If the public put enough pressure on the Republican Party, it could make a difference. But blaming all legislators in Congress, rather than the obstruction posed by one party, the Republicans, muddies the search for sensible and workable gun safety solutions.
— Arlen Grossman, Del Rey Oaks.
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