Just a week after the horrific Robb Elementary School shooting in Texas occurred, Rep. Nancy Pelosi is already pushing the House to ban assault rifles.
Pelosi told members of the press that Democrat lawmakers are right now considering an all 0ut ban on assault rifles.
Next week House Democrats have already scheduled a vote for Red Flag Laws.
Red Flag Laws would essentially ban anyone that could be seen as “potentially violent” from having a gun.
The problem with red flag laws is Democrats would decipher who is violent and who isn’t?
Knowing Democrats they would probably monitor Conservative’s social media sites to flag “potentially violent” people.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said today that House Democrats will soon consider legislation banning military-style “assault” weapons, marking the most aggressive response from Congress to date following last week’s shooting massacre at a Texas elementary school. https://t.co/LZnkEGzPIP
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) June 2, 2022
NEW: Nancy Pelosi says that the House will consider an assault weapons ban.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 1, 2022
The Hill covered Pelosi’s comments and added these details:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that House Democrats will soon consider legislation banning military-style “assault” weapons, marking the most aggressive response from Congress to date following last week’s shooting massacre at a Texas elementary school.
House Democratic leaders have already scheduled a vote next week on so-called “red flag” legislation, designed to keep weapons from potentially violent people. And the House Judiciary Committee is meeting in an emergency session on Thursday to mark up a slate of eight additional anti-gun violence bills, including proposals to ban high-capacity magazines and raise the age for purchasing certain semi-automatic rifles.
Speaking at an anti-gun violence event in her home town of San Francisco, Pelosi added to that list on Wednesday, saying House Democrats will also be considering legislation designed to better warn the public of active shooter situations.
To the survivors of gun violence, we are not going to stop until the job is done.
From the White House to the Capitol and to San Francisco City Hall, let all of us do everything we can for the survival of our children. -NP #DisarmHate🏳️🌈 #GunViolenceAwarenessDay🧡 pic.twitter.com/IzAIwsIkXC
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) June 1, 2022
CNBC covered the news too:
House Democrats will try to advance a raft of gun control bills on Thursday in the wake of two high-profile mass shootings that rocked the nation earlier this month.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., has called committee lawmakers back from a break to mark up gun legislation that combines eight separate bills. Nadler intends to bring a suite of new gun safety laws to the House floor “as soon as possible,” a spokesman said, in light of shootings in Texas and New York state.
The more recent and deadlier attack occurred last Tuesday, when an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. That massacre came just 10 days after another teenager shot and killed 10 shoppers at a supermarket in a racist rampage in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York.