Senate Republicans blocked a bill to pass universal background checks while an active school shooting was going on in Santa Clarita, CA.
Sahil Kapur tweeted:
Just now on the Senate floor: Chris Murphy (D-CT) called for bringing up the universal gun background checks bill passed by the House; Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) objected on behalf of Republicans, blocking consideration.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 14, 2019
So far there have been no reported deaths from the latest mass shooting, but the shooter is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound:
The suspect in Santa Clarita, CA school shooting is dead. pic.twitter.com/z5RlfjxemU
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 14, 2019
The fact that Senate Republicans would block universal background checks during an active school shooting is a reminder that there is nothing that will ever force Republicans to vote for smarter gun laws.
It didn’t matter when six and seven-year-olds were killed at Sandy Hook. Parkland didn’t matter. None of the other school shootings, including the one today in Santa Clarita, mattered to Senate Republicans. As long as the gun lobby money keeps coming, Senate Republicans will allow innocent children to be shot and killed at school.
The only way that America is ever going to get legislation to help stop the school shootings is for voters to vote for Democrats in 2020 and beyond.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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