Some six weeks after the Newtown Connecticut school shooting, congress began to examine the issue of gun violence. a high-profile victim of a 2011 attack in Tucson Arizona made this appeal. Giffords says: “it will be hard but the time is now. you must act. be bold, be courageous, Americans are counting on you.” Judiciary chairman Patrick Leahy – from rural Vermont – promised the 2nd amendment would continue to be protected, but offered this idea. Leahy says: “what responsible objects to improving the background checks system? when bought I firearms in Vermont, i go through the background check. I would expect everybody else to.”
The n-r-a says those precautions won’t work in the real world. La Pierre says: “and when it comes to background checks, let’s be honest. background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them.” A recent fox news poll revealed 56% of those surveyed favored banning high-capacity clips, while 54% supported banning assault weapons. today, the Baltimore county Maryland police chief backed those steps. Johnson says: “the ban on assault weapons, and high-capacity ammunition must be reinstated. like assault weapons, high-capacity magazines are not used for hunting, and they do not belong in our homes.”
Though an advocate says large weapons can make up for a woman’s lack of size and strength. Trotter says: “the peace of mind that she has knowing that she has a scary-looking gun gives her more courage when she’s fighting hardened violent criminals. and if we ban these types of assault weapons, you are putting women at a great disadvantage.” Senate majority leader Harry Reid will want to protect his members up for reelection in 2014. So better enforcement of existing gun laws will be the best hope for those wishing more. On Capitol Hill, Mike Emanuel Fox news.