BREAKING: Schumer Using Massacre To Force Gun Control Votes

Chuck Schumer

( – BREAKING NOW: Less than 24 hours after an 18-year-old man slaughtered 19 schoolkids and two of their teachers in a classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, United States Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has announced that he will use the tragedy to force gun control votes on the floor of the Senate.

As National Review notes in “Schumer to Force Votes on Background Check Legislation in Wake of Texas School Shooting: Report“:

“Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to force votes on legislation to strengthen background checks for gun purchasers in the wake of a shooting at an elementary school in Texas that left 19 children and two adults dead, though the Uvalde shooter was able to legally obtain the weapon used in the attack.

“The New York Times reported that Schumer has moved to clear the way for votes on two bills that would expand criminal background checks to potential gun buyers on the internet and at gun shows and to increase the waiting period for gun buyers flagged by the instant background check system to give the FBI additional time to investigate. Both measures were passed by the House in 2019 but later stalled in the Senate after failing to garner Republican support.” [emphasis added]

It is unclear when the actual debate on the Senate floor and the votes will occur or what the Republicans in the Senate may do in response to Schumer’s plan.

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