The Second Amendment to the American Constitution gives citizens for the right to bear arms. Granted the citizenry because of its potency in enabling the constitution of a people militia that can combat oppressive government, shootings bordering terrorism have become a very serious concern in America raising a debate on gun control legislation. Republicans who are known to be anti-gun control are said to be delaying gun control legislation. However, Walter Shapiro’s take in an article at Brennan Center for Justice is that gun control legislation is set to fall, sooner or later. According to Shapiro,
Three major gun massacres (and hundreds of other shootings) cast a pall over America since Congress took its summer recess in early August. For all the anguish that followed the mass murders in El Paso, Dayton, and now West Texas, history suggests that when the Republican Senate returns next week, it will dither, delay, and ultimately deny a vote to any gun proposal.
Certainly the wildly conflicting statements from President Trump on gun legislation offer scant encouragement. In mid-August, Trump appeared to support universal background checks for gun ownership — and then he entered Wayne’s World. Repeated phone calls from Trump’s golf resort to NRA President Wayne LaPierre prompted the president to absurdly insist, “People don’t realize we have very strong background checks right now.”
Back at the White House, Trump, according to Time magazine, interrupted a discussion of possible gun legislation to announce, “Let’s call Wayne right now. Let’s see what Wayne is saying.”
Needless to say, LaPierre has a one-word vocabulary about all gun-control legislation: “No.”
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