Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are predicting a different type of debate about gun control when lawmakers return to Washington next week.
While previous attempts to strengthen gun laws in the wake of mass shootings have failed, they said they believe this push — after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. — will be successful.
After Sandy Hook, and again after a near 15-hour filibuster following the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, the Senate held votes on gun control measures but none received the support necessary for passage.
The House, however, has not a held single vote on any legislation to make gun laws tougher, Larson frequently notes.
“It’s flat-out cowardice that we haven’t taken up this legislation,” he said.