The following is an excerpt from Blaze Media’s daily Capitol Hill Brief email newsletter:
In the aftermath of the weekend’s shootings, the push for gun control is getting stronger. During a formal address from the White House yesterday, President Donald Trump voiced his support for “red flag” gun confiscation laws, which are intended to strip gun rights away from people deemed to be threats to public safety. Congressional Democrats responded to that address by calling for the Senate to come back from recess to pass a background check bill that wouldn’t have done anythingto prevent the weekend’s shootings.
At the same time, Sens. Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey are teaming up to bring back a background check bill that failed in the Senate after the Sandy Hook massacre, and Lindsey Graham says he’s working on a “red flag” bill with anti-gun Democrat Richard Blumenthal. A Republican House member, Adam Kinzinger, also announced his support for “red flag” laws.
The problem with searching for a magical policy solution to mass shootings is that the numbers don’t support one. (For more from the author of “Gun Control Gaining Republican Momentum After Texas and Ohio Shootings” please click HERE)