Congressional leaders would not need to call a “special session” in the literal sense this month in the event of an actual bipartisan agreement. The two chambers are technically in session right now, and their leaders have the capability to schedule whatever legislation for consideration that they like.
Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey said, “My view is, if we have enough support in the Senate, then we ought to have a vote. I intend to do everything I can to persuade Sen. McConnell, if that’s necessary.”
Too many lives have been ended or forever altered. Too many mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters are mourning. There have been more mass shootings in our country than there have been days in 2019; many shooters have used military-style assault weapons, which must be banned; and in recent years white nationalist extremists have killed many more people in the United States than any other type of terrorist or extremist.
It’s long past time for Congress to take significant action -- as well as stop taking campaign contributions from the gun lobby which has been standing in the way of common sense gun safety reforms. Specifically, the U.S. Senate must return from its recess and pass the gun violence prevention measures the U.S. House has already passed.
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