•   
  •   
  •   

PoliticsMcConnell remains noncommittal on gun control after Texas mass shooting

19:05  03 september  2019
19:05  03 september  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

Odessa mass shooting: Gov. Greg Abbott responds

Odessa mass shooting: Gov. Greg Abbott responds Gov. Greg Abbott is planning a trip to Odessa Sunday, following the Saturday mass shooting that left at least five dead and 21 injured. Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during a press briefing, following a mass fatal shooting, at the El Paso Regional Communications Center in El Paso, Texas, on August 3, 2019. - A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 20 people Saturday when he opened fire on shoppers at a packed Walmart store in the latest mass shooting in the United States.

After another mass shooting over the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell remained noncommittal Tuesday about bringing new gun safety Texas ’s second mass shooting during August kills at least 7. In August, three mass shootings claimed the lives of 38 people, including

After the mass shootings this past weekend, Democrats renewed their call on McConnell to reconvene the Senate ― which is Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized McConnell on Monday for failing to address the issue of gun control and continuing to refuse to put

After another mass shooting over the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell remained noncommittal Tuesday about bringing new gun safety legislation to a vote, instead putting the onus on the White House to first decide what it would support.

McConnell remains noncommittal on gun control after Texas mass shooting© Bryan Woolston/Reuters A rally attendee held a sign critical of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) during a rally against gun violence, in Louisville last month.

The Kentucky Republican was asked during an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt specifically about a House-passed bill to expand background checks on firearm sales, which has stalled in Congress since the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn.

Records indicate accused Midland-Odessa mass shooter's parents live in San Antonio

Records indicate accused Midland-Odessa mass shooter's parents live in San Antonio Texas public records indicate the parents of accused Odessa mass shooter Seth Ator reside in far West San Antonio. Birth records indicate that Seth Aaron Ator was born to Debra Sue Warren and Denis Keith Ator on Sept. 17, 1982, in Potter County, which includes Amarillo. At the house listed in public records for Denis Keith Ator, a person who came to the door Sunday afternoon declined to comment. RELATED:Gunman in Odessa-Midland mass shooting identified "No comment, no trespassing, go away," the unidentified person said without opening the front door. It is unclear if the person was male or female.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was urged to end congressional recess to pass gun control after 10 people were shot and one killed in a mass shooting between Midland and Odessa in Texas . Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was murdered in the mass shooting at Stoneman

Democratic leaders are pushing the Senate majority leader to take action on gun control legislation. In the wake of yet another deadly mass shooting , Democratic leaders have urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to do something about the “ gun violence epidemic” in the United

“Well, we’re in discussions about what to do on the gun issue in the wake of these horrendous shootings,” McConnell said. “I said several weeks ago if the president took a position on a bill so that we knew we’d actually be making a law, I’d be happy to put it on the floor.”

Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington Post

McConnell said he expected the administration to give him an answer on what President Trump is prepared to support next week.

After each mass shooting during his presidency, Trump has wavered over how to address the nation’s gun violence epidemic. He has suggested support in the past for closing loopholes in background check laws for gun purchases, but then will reverse his stance.

Odessa gathers for vigil as victims' names emerge in mass shooting

Odessa gathers for vigil as victims' names emerge in mass shooting Seven people were killed in the shootings in western Texas.

Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains "in a holding pattern" on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from While President Donald Trump has said he would veto a House-passed bill to expand background checks for gun purchases, McConnell said

In the wake of two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that left 31 people dead, the Senate's leading Republican -- a 35-year public servant a changing moment in American politics on guns . Not just in Washington, but back home in Kentucky, McConnell is facing the kind of pressure that were it on any

“If the president is in favor of a number of things he has discussed openly and publicly and I know we will pass it and it’ll become law, I’ll put it on the floor,” McConnell told Hewitt.

In August, three mass shootings claimed the lives of 38 people, including Saturday’s shooting spree in Odessa and Midland, Tex. Earlier in the month, back-to-back shootings at a Walmart in El Paso, and in a historic nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio, renewed the calls to pass stricter gun laws.

Trump, on Sunday, told reporters that the latest mass shooting “really hasn’t changed anything” regarding the discussion among lawmakers about gun policy.

McConnell’s reticence to take a stance on the issue earned him the nickname “Massacre Mitch” this summer as Democrats grew increasingly frustrated with his refusal to assure Senate action.

“Time’s up, @SenateMajLdr,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tweeted after Saturday’s Texas shooting. “Let’s vote on gun safety legislation NOW. Every day you wait, more tragedies happen. Do something, Senator McConnell. America is done waiting for you.”

The House, which passed its background checks bill in a 240-190 vote earlier this week, is planning to take up additional gun control bills this fall. The House Judiciary Committee had scheduled to debate the bills this week but postponed its meeting due to Hurricane Dorian.

Read More

Texas grand jury indicts man accused of killing 22 people at Texas Walmart: local media.
Texas grand jury indicts man accused of killing 22 people at Texas Walmart: local media

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!