Congress continues to debate the assault weapons ban that passed through the House last week. It’s the first legislation of its kind since 1994, coming as the country has already suffered several mass shootings this year. Only two Republican lawmakers voted in favor of the measure. It now heads to the Senate where Republicans have made it clear they will not support it.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee on the importance of the legislation:
“This deals with the transfer of guns: fact. As we can see, the lives of our children are lost through carnage, bloodshed, and murder: fact. By the hands of an AR-15, an assault-style weapon, our fellow citizens, fact, are killed by an AR-15/14, an assault-style weapon.”
Click to listen to the report from AURN’s Jamie Jackson: