As journalist Chase Madar pointed out, there’s blame to go around for the whole GOP.
“Most of the country wants gun control, but we are blocked by the Republican Party,” said Madar.
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, called in a letter for the Kentucky Republican to return the Senate to Washington in order to move forward on the legislation.
“This inaction must stop,” wrote Thompson. “We know background checks save lives.”
Democrats were frustrated, they said.
“We passed gun legislation back in February,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) told The Hill. “The Senate has done nothing. We are waiting for them to get serious about the situation.”
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