Pelosi Moves On Gun Control

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Here’s is what Pelosi had to say…

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., released a statement on Sunday about how the newly agreed-to framework decided by a bipartisan group of senators “will take steps to save lives.”

The framework deals with both gun control and gun violence prevention and it was first announced on Sunday by the bipartisan senators. As part of the framework, the review process for purchasing guns will be enhanced for those under 21, there would be more funding for school officers and mental health programs for schools, children, and families. 

Pelosi said that the bipartisan proposal “will take steps to save lives,” but that “more is needed.”

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“While more is needed, this package will take steps to save lives. Included in the Senate framework are House Democrats’ proposals to incentivize states to establish extreme risk protection order laws and get guns out of the hands of those who pose a danger to themselves or others,” Pelosi noted. 

Pelosi continued by saying, “Democrats will never stop working to end the bloodshed.”

“America’s epidemic of gun violence has reached a fever pitch — and Democrats will never stop working to end the bloodshed.  As we move forward on this bipartisan framework, we are continuing to fight for more life-saving measures: including universal background checks, banning high-capacity magazines, and raising the age to buy assault weapons, which must also become law,” she added.

The bipartisan framework was announced by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Cory Booker (D- N.J.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Angus King (I-Maine), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).

“Today, we are announcing a commonsense, bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country. Families are scared, and it is our duty to come together and get something done that will help restore their sense of safety and security in their communities,” the senators statement read. 

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