Carl Hulls / NY Times:
Why don’t Republicans sound guns?
Polls show that many Americans support some arms embargoes, but GOP lawmakers fear they will pay a heavy political price to embrace them.
Counting behind Republicans’ strong opposition to any new gun rules – even in the face of the impossible Massacre at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday – Too simple for North Dakota Senator Kevin Kramer.
Asked on Wednesday how the returning voters would react if they supported any significant form of gun control, the first-term Republican had a straightforward response: “Most will probably remove me from office.” He said.
His answer helps explain why Republicans oppose proposals for a universal background check on gun buyers, despite overwhelming public support for such plans – which in some cases could reach 90 percent nationwide.
The reality is that 90 percent of the figures may include some Republicans who are open to new laws, but will not shout at them or punish a Member of Parliament for failing to support them, and 10 percent oppose the GOP base. Represents the feelings of the one who decides. Enthusiastic in their devotion to primary competition and gun rights.
Cara Voghat / Rolling Stone:
Chris Murphy looks after a school massacre. He wonders what America needs too
“Will people be motivated for action if they see what a child looks like, you know, 12 or 15 bullets have passed through their body?”
Chris Murphy Have seen pictures of Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. The Connecticut Senator is one of the few people who has. He says the public has been spared images of “unimaginable, horrible, horrific scenes”, so shocking that the first responders to enter the classroom are like parents who lose their children. Advice is needed.
“I sometimes wonder what would happen if the photos inside these scenes became public,” Murphy thought Wednesday morning. “Will people be motivated for action if they see what a child looks like, you know, 12 or 15 bullets have passed through their body?”
Murphy does not pretend to know what happened at Rob Elementary School in Ovalde, Texas, where at least 19 children and two teachers were killed Tuesday afternoon. Nor would he attempt to imagine the scene at a nearby civic center, where loved ones were either reunited with their children or broken by news that they would never be.
But on December 14, 2012, at the Newtown Firehouse, he was reunited with families who did not escape the fear of educating their children, 20 of whom were killed. Uvalde gunman Used An AR-15 type rifle, like the Sandy Hook shooter had. So Murphy is not forgiving anyone who is emerging from Uvalde, never shying away from heartbreaking details as he elevates reporting from the scene. “Imagine you are 9 years old, and you see your friend shot in the nose and dead in front of you,” he said. TweetedSharing a New York Times Dispatch Tuesday night.
Nicholas Christoph / NY Times:
These gun improvements could save 15,000 lives. We can get them.
So what is the way forward? This would be traumatic for many of my fellow Liberals, but I suggest that we work harder to involve the centrists, talk about “gun safety” instead of “gun control” and jump into the weeds. Sociologists suggest “Complex” An issue to reduce polarization, and, of course, I’ve found that I can (sometimes) have beneficial conversations with gun enthusiasts if we focus on technocratic details.
For example, consider the minimum age for buying or owning a gun. There were only 18 suspects in both the Texas and Buffalo shootings, and that’s not surprising. Americans between the ages of 18 and 20 make up 4 percent of the population, but 17 percent have committed murder.
In Wyoming, one of the most pro-gun states in the United States, the minimum age to buy a handgun is 21 years. Overall, one-third of the states limit the purchase of handguns to people 21 years of age or older. Accordingly Gifford’s Law Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence
If we say teenagers can’t afford a beer, isn’t it worth discussing whether they should be able to afford Glock 19 handguns and AR-15-style rifles?
Twenty former House Republicans Current GOPs are requesting MPs, including Kevin McCarthy, to follow Sub-points of the committee on January 6.
It’s going to fall on deaf ears – but it’s a great performance from one-time allies.
In a letter previously received by Politico, 20 former House Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy and four other conference members are urging adherence to the subpoenas issued by the Jan. 6 selection committee, defending the investigation by U.S. institutions. Describing it as an important attempt to do.
“We believe that it is very rare for a sitting MP to make a request for a Congress inquiry. We also acknowledge that the subject matter of this inquiry is unique to American history, “said McCarthy and Rep. Written by Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Moe Brooks (R-Ala.). .) And Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). “A thorough and honest account of the attack and its causes is important to prevent future attacks on the rule of law and American institutions – and to ensure that we can all move forward.”
The new poll shows strong support for gun restrictions
Here is a rundown of what we found:
- A background check on the sale of all firearms is required: Eighty percent strong or somewhat supportive; 8% strongly or partially opposed. Net approval: +80
- Creating a national database with information on each gun sale: Seventy-five percent strong or somewhat supportive; 18% strongly or partially oppose. Net approval: +57
- Ban on assault-style weapons: Sixty-seven percent strong or somewhat supportive; 25% strongly or partially opposed. Net approval: +42
- Prohibit the sale of all firearms by the mental health provider to people identified as dangerous for law enforcement: Eighty-four percent strong or somewhat supportive; 9% strongly or partially opposed. Net approval: +75
- The sale and manufacture of private firearms at gunpoint is subject to background checks: Eighty percent strong or somewhat supportive; 11% strongly or partially oppose. Net approval: +70
- All gun owners are required to store their guns in a secure storage unit: Seventy percent strong or somewhat supportive; 15% strongly or partially opposed. Net approval: +62
However, Voters also support a proposal put forward by a number of gun rights advocates:
- Equipping teachers and school staff with concealed weapons to respond to school shootings: Fifty-four percent strong or somewhat supportive; 34% strongly or partially opposed. Net approval: +20
Democrats favor abortion over American Republicans’ – Reuters / Ipsos poll
The May 16-23 survey showed deep confusion among Americans as the US Supreme Court prepares to unveil a ruling that could overturn the landmark Rowe v. Wade 1973 ruling that has led to abortion across the country. Had established the authority of read more
This is a potential bright spot for Democrats in the November 8 midterm elections, when Republicans are widely supportive of winning a majority in at least one chamber in Congress. President Joe Biden’s popularity is at an all-time low, and concerns over the economy and rising inflation are weighing heavily on Democratic candidates.
Of the 4,409 adult respondents to the poll, 34% said Democrats have better plans for abortion than 26% of Republicans. The rest of the respondents did not choose either side or said they did not know which was better.
Only 58% of Republicans say their party has a better plan for abortion, while 71% of Democrats support their party.
Lonely Lacey / The Intercept:
Police did not stop the shooting at Yuvalde School
And they may have made it worse.
Associated Press Reported On Thursday morning, the parents saw the shooter entering with their rifles and asked the police to chase him at the scene. When they did not show up, some parents tried to break in, but were stopped by police. A. Video The scene shows a soldier pinning a man to the ground while another aims a stun gun. One of the surviving children Told The local news station KENS 5 reported that an officer told them to “help” if they needed it – and one of the children who did so was found and killed by the shooter.
Such as the number of school resource officers Balloonist In the last two decades, the number of school shootings has also increased. There is none Evidence That the police have the ability to prevent these shootings from happening. Alex Vitaly, a sociologist at New York City University and author of The End, said: “The idea that a standard armed school police officer is going to stop someone in that situation has not been proven time and time again. Policing, which noted that police and security guards are often the first to be killed in large-scale shootings.