Why passing gun control legislation is so hard

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In the wake of twin mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayon, Ohio, Congress is faced again with mounting pressure to pass gun control legislation. It’s the same pressure lawmakers faced following the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2013. Is there any reason to think this time will be any different?

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McConnell: Gun background checks will be 'front and center' in Senate debate
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The depressing lesson from 2013's failed gun control push
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Roll Call Vote 113th Congress – 1st Session
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Gun-control overhaul is defeated in Senate
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64 Comments on "Why passing gun control legislation is so hard"

  1. Hey, Chris here — what’s the biggest challenge you think Congress faces in passing gun control legislation?

    • @Seoul Man ‘well-regulated militia’ What part of that do you not understand?

    • All of you idiots calling us Fredo if we don’t agree with the bullshit that Trump is trying to shove down our throats you need to remember this, that orange clown won’t always be president and any discriminatory laws that he puts in place can be undone once a president with morals is in the oval office again.

    • Sean Blankenship | August 15, 2019 at 12:34 PM | Reply

      @Ursus Americanus that ignorant comment means talking to you will just lower myself. Hope you get better.

    • @Bret M You are the only one talking about and with hate.

  2. So sorry for all of the victims of the Dayton and El Paso shootings. 😢🙏

  3. Nra campaign contributions funneled through the nra The whole pay for play broadcasting system cleans up while the public gets shot up
    Spineless republicans supporting an antiquated second amendment-fools on the hill kill our children as though they pulled the trigger
    Assault weapons gun loopholes given a wink and a nod while the president greenlights violence The gop is anything but prolife
    Prodeath is republicanism

  4. ▂▃Zaggnut▃▂ | August 15, 2019 at 12:05 PM | Reply

    Its hard to pass it because the gun nuts buy into the slippery slope that if you let the govt regulate arms then they will be 1 step from a totalitarian dystopia.

    This is a useful political tool for right wing to bash sane democrats from earning trust from moderate conservatives.

    But the real fact is that they are just a bunch of bored people with nothing else to do in their rural areas and they like their boom sticks and are being used by corrupt republicans.

  5. Ursus Americanus | August 15, 2019 at 12:05 PM | Reply

    The biggest challenge is the second amendment, which clearly and plainly enumerates the right of the People to keep & bear fighting arms.

    • @Ursus Americanus so that whole “well-organized militia” thing was just nonsense?

    • Ursus Americanus
      Do you think the founding fathers meant this second amendment for citizen to kill each other and kill children?

    • YZERMAN #19
      I see you can’t handle the truth.

    • Ursus Americanus | August 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM | Reply

      @Roger Out
      The right of the People is not conditional upon the state of the Militia. Again, read the text. If you disagree, argue for a repeal. If not, then shut up. 🤷‍♂️

    • Ursus Americanus | August 15, 2019 at 12:31 PM | Reply

      @Ali Durand
      lol I don’t think the state of America today represents *anything* the Founders envisioned or wanted.

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  7. Satan is the father of lies and CNN is his mouthpiece

  8. Cut Throat Trader | August 15, 2019 at 12:08 PM | Reply

    Hey Fake News !!! Will Fake News Fredo be on tonight ??

  9. Barradray Kordensky | August 15, 2019 at 12:09 PM | Reply

    Where’s my man Fredo at?

  10. Many of these mass school shooters just got guns from family and friends….

  11. i saw fredo on a milk carton today

  12. Ilhan and Omar blocked by Israel .

  13. Passing background checks will be imposed, it’s a matter of time. People are fed up with the mass shootings. Give it some time, it will happen eventually.

  14. Sanctimonious Max | August 15, 2019 at 12:16 PM | Reply

    Chris Cillizza has clearly sniffed Don Lemon’s fingers before.

  15. Fredo will sort this mess out.

  16. Sanctimonious Max | August 15, 2019 at 12:19 PM | Reply

    Why doesn’t CNN care about the gun violence in Chicago? Is it because it’s just Fredos killing Fredos?

  17. The Plant-Based Crank | August 15, 2019 at 12:19 PM | Reply

    Where is the Don Lemon sexual assault news coverage?

    • It’s going to get laughed out of court just like the Covington magatard case did.

    • Healthcare Matters | August 15, 2019 at 12:27 PM | Reply

      search for stink fingers

    • The Plant-Based Crank
      Lmaoooooo
      Your desperation is showing Chubakov

    • Dickfinger Lemon

    • NPC Non Binary Demigender Pansexual Two Spirit | August 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM | Reply

      Roger Out – you remind me of my girlfriend’s leftist husband..calling everyone who disagrees with your precious feelings a ‘tard’. Parroting ‘magatare’ or ‘trumptard’ 1,000 times a day. What’s funny about that is it shows what hypocrites you commies are, supposed to be all about political correctness but slurring people with Down’s syndrome.

  18. Henri de Lagardère | August 15, 2019 at 12:20 PM | Reply

    Is Fredo alright? We start worrying about Fredo. Bring Fredo back!
    _He hasn’t gone fishin’, has he?_

  19. The kids have a song (I love the way you hate me) do you really think you can take away their guns?

  20. In the USA most murders are committed by felons where it is already illegal for them to have a firearm.

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