DOJ sends gun legislation package in the White house, as the debate rages on about mass shootings

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The pressure on congressional lawmakers, after several mass shootings, including Matt Bennett, a former Director of public Affairs for Americans for gun safety, and Fox News contributor Karl Rove, former Deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, participate, recent, in Odessa, Texas; in the debate.

To shootings, the justice has sent to the Ministry, a package of legislative proposals on gun violence to the White house, a person familiar with the matter told Fox News, as the debate rages over how the legislature and the President should react to a recent spate of deadly mass.

The White house had the proposals for two weeks, according to the source, but has not yet sent everything on Capitol Hill. It was not immediately clear what the proposals are contained in the DOJ package.


President Trump has a willingness at least to consider new measures, but at the same time, he will defend also, Second Amendment rights. Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidates have gone so far as to call for mandatory gun-buyback programs, and other far-reaching measures.

In the Wake of the deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio, the country of new rocked, the President suggested, he will throw your support behind strengthened background checks as well as so-called “red flag” legislation that would take firearms away from those considered a danger to themselves or others. But he seems assured that the possible strategy of the late, stressed in recent weeks that his government has focused on mental-health solutions.

“I’m hopeful to pass Congress together with my Team, meaningful legislation that will make a real difference and, most importantly, Save lives!” the President has in the last month.

There was some confusion about the President’s attitudes, especially about background checks. Last month, The Atlantic reported that Trump the NRA said LaPierre’s Wayne, that universal background checks are off the table, but the White house denied that, saying action on background checks remains in the game.

Gun-rights groups like the National Rifle Association, have made it clear they won’t budge on background checks. “The So-called ‘universal’ background checks will not stop criminals obtaining weapons, would the criminalization of private transfers, and loans between friends and family, and is completely unenforceable,” the NRA tweeted Wednesday. “Criminals do not follow the law. A BIG NO FROM US!”

As pressure mounted, the shootings for the Congress address the crowd, legislatively, Democrats have focused anger on Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell – he has supported votes on Democrats gun control measures passed in the house.

In a radio interview this week, McConnell suggested that he would allow the vote on the proposals supported by the President.

“I said a few weeks ago that if the President took a position on a bill, so that we knew that we would, in fact, a law, and not only with serial votes, I will be happy to put it on the floor,” McConnell told radio host Hugh Hewitt. “If the President is in favor of a number of things, which he has discussed openly and publicly, and I know that when we pass, it will right, I put it on the floor.”


In a letter to Senate Democrats on Thursday, democratic leader Chuck Schumer characterized that the pressure on the Republicans to take gun violence measures will be a priority.


“President Trump and the Senate Republicans have failed to act on the issue of gun violence, bowed repeatedly to the NRA and the hard rights, said the choice of inaction or half-measures on real, meaningful legislation,” Schumer. “Comprehensive, evidence-based solutions, such as the updating of our laws to require background checks for all gun sales, must be a part of a congressional action to curb armed violence.”

Over in the house, judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, has said, to keep the panel at a hearing on the topic of “assault weapons” in the late September.

In the Fox News polls after the shooting in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, last month, large majorities of voters indicated they are in favour of background checks on gun buyers, and under the guns of the people, a danger to himself or others. Also, two-thirds said they support a ban on assault weapons, although, the majority is largely driven by Democrats.

Fox News’ Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.

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