WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, China News Agency (CNP) -- Democratic leader of the United States Congress, Speaker of the House of Representatives Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer sent a joint letter to President Trump on September 9, asking him to support the gun control bill.
Pelosi and Schumer said in their letters that Trump needed immediate support for the gun control bill to end the frequent shootings in the United States as soon as possible. Trumps attitude will determine whether the gun control bill can be passed in the Republican-controlled Senate. They hoped Trump would not compromise with the pressure of the National Rifle Association and miss the rare opportunity to pursue gun control policies across the United States.
Hundreds of people gathered outside San Francisco City Hall on August 17 to ask the federal government to push for new gun control legislation to prevent the recurrence of casualties caused by gun flooding. Recent large-scale shooting incidents have resurged the voice of the United States about gun control.
Since August, there have been a series of shootings in the United States, which have resulted in at least 51 deaths. 278 American mayors, including Dayton, Ohio, who committed the shooting, recently sent a joint letter to Congress asking the Senate to pass the gun control bill that the House of Representatives has voted on as soon as possible.
Senate Majority Leader and Republican John McConnell publicly said he would not vote on the gun control bill in the Senate unless Trump agreed to sign it.
Asked about his attitude towards gun control, Trump said at the White House that day that the White House was discussing gun control with Democrats and Republicans, We have a lot to consider. Trump also stressed that while controlling guns, we must resolutely protect the right of American citizens to bear guns granted by the Constitution.
In February, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed the gun control bill, including background checks on all gun transactions, but McConnell has not voted on the bill in the Senate.
Schumer said at a press conference today that whether the gun control bill can be passed depends on the attitude of two people, Trump and McConnell. As long as the two agree, the gun control bill can be passed and implemented quickly.
Pelosi said gun control has always been an important goal of the Democratic Party, which will not accept anyones objection. What kind of people will not support life-saving bills, Pelosi said.
After a five-week recess, Congress resumed its formal session today. It is reported that the House of Representatives will hold a hearing on gun control on the 10th.
Source: Author of CNN: Du Shuo_NB12556, Responsible Editor of Sha Fenting