The Texas school shooting sparks a debate over gun regulation
The Texas school shooting sparks a debate over gun regulation

The Texas school shooting sparks a debate over gun regulation

Republicans and Democrats to argue over gun regulation after the Texas school shooting

The Texas school shooting sparks a debate over gun regulation

May 31, 2022: -Republicans and Democrats have persisted in sparring over gun control in the wake of the Texas elementary school shooting that resulted in 21 people dead, with each side advocating for different solutions.

As with other school shootings, few expect the gridlocked lawmakers to accomplish much. For Republicans, the reply lies in the security of schools and flooded access to mental health care. Democrats, meanwhile, claim that the ease of access to military-grade weapons is the fundamental problem.

“It’s inconceivable that we have not passed important federal legislation trying to manage the tragedy of gun violence in this nation,” Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said Sunday on ABC.

Still, many congressional officials told journalists that they expect this time to be different.

Murphy said there are “serious” bipartisan negotiations on a new gun law meant to curb future shootings.

Negotiations with the Republican senators have included so-called red flag laws, which allow authorities to confiscate guns from people deemed a risk to themselves or others, expanding a federal background check system, safe storage requirements, mental health resources, and increased security funding for schools, he said.

“Every single time, after one of these mass shootings, there are talks in Washington, and they never succeed,” Murphy added on “This Week.” “But there are more Republicans interested in talking about finding a path forward this time than I have ever seen since Sandy Hook.” In 2012, a 20-year-old gunman shot and killed 26 people, mostly 6- and 7-year-old children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Sen. Dick Durban, D-Ill., repeated Murphy’s sentiments. “I sense a different feeling among my colleagues after Uvalde,” he said on CNN. “America is sick and tired of the political excuses,” he added.

Kinzinger, one of the 10 Republicans to vote to impeach former President Donald Trump, said that he wouldn’t run for reelection after several members of his party essentially labeled him an outcast.

Democrats will require 10 Republicans to vote on their side to advance the measures. Other Republicans who could select some restrictions include Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, and Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who retires at the present Congress’s end.

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