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Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?

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Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?

No

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Dems will propose increased restrictions or loophole closures, and the GOP will vote against all of it.

So, no.

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Repeal 2nd amendment, essentially shut the boarders down (hasn't worked well for drugs or people but would be required), make the 400 million guns illegal and do Australian buy backs.

You might have some impact on this type of shooting, the weekend murder sprees we see will not be impacted, those guns are already illegally owned so won't be turned in. I have a .22 rifle in fine working order that is about 100 years old, so waiting out the illegally owned guns to break will likely be a while.

All the other measures discussed are essentially window dressing.

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They will do nothing. despite Schumer trying to play politics on it again.

But the Democrat acknowledged Wednesday the refusal for years of Congress to pass any legislation aiming to curb a national epidemic of gun violence

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They will do nothing. despite Schumer trying to play politics on it again

Since millions of their constituents are gun owners, more bolstering. Manchin and Sinema are already breaking away from Chuck on this.

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Open up juvenile court records and school records and include them in background checks for gun purchases. A kid just turning 18 is not going to have an adult record but may have a lengthy school record that includes acts of violence and/or serious mental illness. We need to stop sealing these records.

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If the slaughter of schoolchildren can't convince Republicans to buck the NRA, what can we do?”

That’s it. Bought and paid for. Spineless greed. MTG has the nerve to tweet 'We don't need more gun control. We need to return to God.’

Will be dismissed as tone deaf or cheered by her idiot supporters but it’s actually far worse than that. This backwards, greed driven idiocy will surely see a lot more kids ‘return to god’.

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That’s it. Bought and paid for. Spineless greed.

Greed? Here we go with that nonsense again.

MTG has the nerve to tweet 'We don't need more gun control. We need to return to God.’

She has the right to say what she wants. We have to listen to Schumer and him politicizing this issue….again, don’t like the guy, but he can say what he wants, that goes for MTG as well. 

Will be dismissed as tone deaf or cheered by her idiot supporters but it’s actually far worse than that. This backwards, greed driven idiocy will surely see a lot more kids ‘return to god’.

The point is, the left can get angry and as emotional as they want, but if they scream about guns, guns, guns and nothing else, the right and other gun owners are just not going to engage and why should they? They don’t even want to talk about the shooter and what motivated him to do what he did and more importantly, how to l, at the very least minimize any future threats or attacks from re-occurring. If these people were truly sincere they would talk about that.

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Just what do you think you're going to do?;

start writing a new Constitution?...and when you do that, it will be time to leave North America.

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Gun control didn't prevent Buffalo and hasn't prevented skyrocketing murders in New York and Chicago.

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The point is, the left can get angry and as emotional as they want, but if they scream about guns, guns, guns and nothing else

Your failure to see anything outside of right or left is your biggest flaw.

The world is angry, parents of dead kids are angry, I’m angry.

Explain why this only happens in America. Why?

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Your failure to see anything outside of right or left is your biggest flaw. 

No, you keep bringing it up, I was just responding.

The world is angry, parents of dead kids are angry, I’m angry. 

I am angry as well, but I know full well there are many reasons and various complexity to this issue and it needs to be properly debated and dealt with and not in any emotional matter and right now the Democrats are too emotional you cannot have a decent conversation with them, because for them the only thing that they want to talk about is guns, they don’t wanna talk about the children, they don’t want to talk about the shooter, they want to talk about guns and as long as guns are the issue for the left and nothing else, there will never be any discussion

Explain why this only happens in America. Why?

Gun violence is not an American only issue. As for school violence, I think one way how to stop it first and foremost is to have an armed police officer at every potential troubled public school. Let’s start off there as far as the deterrence is concerned and then work our way through the issue

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Gun violence is not an American only issue. 

Among the three dozen most developed nations, those who are members of the OECD the only other nation with similar or greater gun violence is Mexico thanks to the narcos feeding America's drug habit and the ready availability of guns just across the border in the US.

The rest of the OECD nations have a fraction of the number of deaths per 100,000 population by firearms. In some ways the US with its combination of religious fundamentalism and gun violence more closely resembles the tribal regions of Pakistan, Somalia, Chad and Niger. Rational, civilized people don't walk around carrying firearms. It is people fed a steady diet of fear and hate who do that. We have a few great examples of that ugly combination trolling this very discussion.

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Explain why this only happens in America. Why?

Gun violence is not an American only issue. 

Played like a fiddle.

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"Will they act?" ... Lol. Don't be ridiculous.

US government is completely broken and don't care what people need or want. When was the last major reform enacted due to popular opinion ???

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Will Congress act on guns after Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?

Every time after a mass massacre of defenseless children/people, US Congress & leaders immediately start to make lots of loud noises, whining pleas & promises.

When such thunderstorm acting is over and dies a natural death, things return to square one..

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