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US red flag gun laws passage possible pre-election

Monday, August 12, 2019

Significance

Schumer's move follows three recent mass shootings, one on July 28 in Gilroy, California and two within hours of each other on August 3-4 in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. President Donald Trump has proposed legislative action to address gun violence, as have lawmakers in both chambers of Congress, while the public is also issuing fresh demands for federal action.

Impacts

  • The House and Senate could be recalled from recess in coming weeks to address gun control.
  • The White House will investigate gun control measures Trump might introduce by executive powers.
  • Trump will push for greater mental health services provision to combat gun violence.
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