Waters: When will the USA act on gun control?

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"It is that we're not adequately addressing mental illness across the United States". Support for keeping felons or those with mental illness from being armed is almost universal as well. Could it be that the most obvious answer really is *the* answer in this case?

Throughout high school, instead of the eventual terrorist being suspended or expelled, school officials and family members had the option to seek institutional treatment.

President Trump does not control the House or the Senate.

Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union", students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL that left 17 dead discussed their plans to have a nationwide protest march to hold politicians who accept money from the National Rifle Association (NRA) accountable. Rather than another push for gun control measures that ends up stalled out in Congress, Americans who are fed up should push for the creation of an American Gun Victims Compensation Fund, paid for by a windfall profits tax or a similar assessment on the manufacturers of the guns, high-powered ammo, and large capacity clips, that are routinely used in mass shootings. Oh wait, it was the fear by all the gun conspiracy theorists - primarily Republicans - that he was going to take their guns away.

We ask of Congress, and especially Iowa Sens.

"We're mothers; we're fathers, parents, neighbors, and we're all ready for our lawmakers to take action to prevent the gun violence that is plaguing our countries", Erin Zamoff, a chapter representative said.

The president threw his support on Tuesday behind moves to ban "bump stocks" - an accessory that can turn a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic one. Barbe wrote in his column that federally funded research is crucial to address an "urgent health crisis".

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of CT addressed lawmakers' clear culpability when he discussed the Florida shooting on the Senate floor Wednesday.

Agriculture Commissioner and former Rep. Adam Putnam also put on pause a bill he proposed last month that would allow people with incomplete background checks to still buy a gun. Let's quit pretending that gun control legislation is going to be the solution to the problem.

It's not more tragic than the 43 homicides a day in America, 30 of which involved use of a firearm (mostly handguns-knives are used in more murders than rifles). Nonetheless, both devout second amendment followers and gun control advocates need to confront some inconvenient truths.

Before he was a candidate, Trump at one point favored some tighter gun regulations.

Despite the rising overall sales, it's not all bad news for those concerned about the prevalence of guns in America.

Intruder drills in schools, social media arguments and little legal action are hardly doing anything to save lives and prevent future instances from occurring. Last year, he signed a resolution blocking an Obama-era rule created to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people. At NRA headquarters in Fairfax, at George Mason High School for a candlelight vigil, in front of the White House.

California, Washington, Oregon, Indiana and CT have statutes that can be used to temporarily take guns away from people whom a judge deems a threat to themselves or others.

What would additional gun laws do to stop this evil? He was able to do this despite the fact of his known violent behavior.

It is unfortunate that the dimmer bulbs in our society think the NRA is some corporate entity that wants people to die.

"Florida has no such mechanism". To say the teens won the debate is an understatement: just look at this video of student Cameron Kasky grilling Marco Rubio on whether he'll continue to accept donations from the NRA.

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