While there have been yearly mass shootings in this country ?
A fact remains…
Gun ownership IS a cultural thing….
For a small group of Americans it is also a single issue voting point…
With Biden winning the election and the Jan.6th Capitol protest ?
Gun ownership has actually increased….
The Biden admin is going to have to tread carefully into the issue of gun ownership and control….
“The White House is definitely committed to gun violence prevention and Mike’s top priority on this issue is the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. We are still actively working with leadership and advocates on timing of that bill,” a Thompson aide said.
Assault weapon ban legislation to prohibit the sale of semi-automatic rifles and pistols with certain military-style features was also introduced last Congress by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.).
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), another vocal gun rights advocate, noted that passing background checks in the House last Congress was the first legislative action to prevent gun violence in decades.
“While the bill to expand background checks received bipartisan support, it was unfortunately blocked by Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate. Now, with a new Congress and White House, I know that action to prevent gun violence remains a top priority for President Biden and Democrats in Congress,”…..
Democrats point to public polling to argue that basic actions intended to limit gun violence, such as universal background checks, are overwhelmingly popular.
Still, former President Trump’s vow to protect his supporters’ Second Amendment rights was one of his reliable applause lines on the trail in 2020. The Gallup poll found that only 22 percent of Republicans favor stricter laws for gun sales, the lowest percentage in 20 years. Conservatives are likely to ardently object to any effort that is perceived as taking guns away from Americans and use it to fuel their base heading into the 2022 midterm elections….