Blame Games

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:12

The increasing amount of violence has ignited a new push by gun control advocates to revisit gun control legislation. Some say the Republican-led Congress needs to stop blocking such reforms. Others blame it on Democrats.

US lawmakers haven't approved a major new gun law since 1994, and allowed a ban on certain semiautomatic rifles known as assault weapons expire back in 2004.

Faced with intense NRA lobbying, and fearful of a backlash from gun-owning voters, Congress has stopped trying to pass new laws. Gun violence has taken too many lives and cost US billions.

Why isn't more being done about GUN CONTROL after gunmen kill in San Francisco, shoot Congressman near DC, as well as many places while others get shot near you and me?

Will Congress meet to pass a law controlling firearms? No, they will continue playing the blame game while Americans predict the outcome, not enough balls and too many strike outs.

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