House Judiciary Committee to initiate trio of Gun Control Bills
WASHINGTON D.C. (Texas Insider Report) Its tragic that 8 people were shot in Texas. But in Chicago a city with some of the nations toughest gun control laws 25 people were shot over Labor Day weekend and 7 were killed. Its a continuing epidemic thats gone on for years and the media has been completely silent about it.
Why? Because it doesnt fit their narrative.
Gun control was already expected to be at the top of Congresss agenda as they return this week from August Recess and another tragic mass shooting in Texas over the weekend has brought a renewed sense of urgency to the debate.
The House Judiciary Committee plans to mark up a trio of gun bills next week while lawmakers in the Senate are still scrambling to come up with solutions that could garner both bipartisan support and President Trumps signature.
I have spoken with the president repeatedly and recently about this topic. He is very interested in doing something meaningful said Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) sponsor of a background checks bill on ABCs This Week.
But he added Trump has not endorsed a specific bill... I cant guarantee an outcome. Im not sure where this all ends.
Meanwhile President Trump has seemed to recently be striking a far less urgent tone when compared to his initial response to the El Paso and Dayton shootings last month. At the time he called for tougher background checks.
It really hasnt changed anything. Were doing a package Trump said recently.
I will say that for the most part sadly if you look at the last four or five going back even five or six or seven years for the most part as strong as you make your background checks they would not have stopped any of it.
Some of the new ideas recently floated by the White House include the death penalty for mass shooters and encouraging the prosecution of those who lie on background check forms.
But Democrats who are reluctant to give up a perceived leverage in the debate are unlikely to support anything they see as a half-measure to the problem.
Chicago Illinois experienced a violent Labor Day Weekend with at least 35 people shot and seven of them killed the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday. The city experienced a more violent 2019 Labor Day Weekend than compared to 2018 when four people were killed and 23 people were wounded.
Two deadly weekend shootings unfolded in Chicago on Sunday within approximately 20 minutes from each other.
A 15-year-old boy named Dovantae Jackson was shot on the same block where he lived and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Soon afterward an unidentified man and woman were shot at a South Side party. The man later died at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
On Saturday two men were killed and three were wounded after a shooter open fire at a group of people who were on the front porch of a home. Doctors pronounced the two dead at two separate hospitals.
And a double shooting at Humboldt Park claimed the life of 18-year-old Angel Perez while wounding another man Saturday morning.
Willie Coker was shot and killed early Saturday morning. He was standing outside with a group of people.