The Democratic US Senate majority leader KNOWS this NOT gonna pass …..
Doesn’t matter how many mass shooting deaths we have in America…
Democrats will be smart to put this issue on the back burner by the November election least they around the single issue gun supporters come in force to vote against them…
America HAS a Gun Culture….
It’s NOT going away….
Not even for the killing of the innocent….
Republicans, even as they expressed horror about the shooting, did not signal that they would drop their longstanding opposition to gun safety measures.
Senator Mike Rounds, Republican of South Dakota, said “it’s one thing to say that, regardless of the facts, you should just do something. The question is whether something you would do would actually make a difference.”
Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, blamed Democrats “and a whole lot of folks in the media” for rushing to “try to restrict the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens.”
Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, a centrist Democrat who has unsuccessfully tried to win enough support for legislation to strengthen background checks for gun purchasers, lamented the polarization in Congress that stymied his efforts and others.
“It makes no sense why we can’t do common sense things to try to prevent some of this from happening,” Mr. Manchin said. “It’s just unbelievable how we got here as a society.”
But he stopped short of supporting what could be the only path to doing so, telling reporters he maintained his opposition to doing away with the filibuster to get around Republican opposition and pass such legislation with only Democratic votes.
“You would think there’d be enough common sense,” Mr. Manchin said. “The filibuster is the only thing that prevents us from total insanity.”…