In October, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced a bill to ban the sale of possession of bump stocks, and similar devices.
Following the Florida school shooting, Democratic lawmakers called for action on gun violence. During a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Chris Murphy said mass shootings are the “consequence of our inaction.”
He emphasized, “This happens nowhere else other than the United States of America. This epidemic of mass slaughter—it only happens here not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction. We are responsible for a level of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for a true, commonsense action to prevent gun violence. She wants Congress to create a select committee on gun violence. Allow the CDC to study gun violence, and pass expanded background check legislation.