“The country has been deeply shaken by the fact that so many warning signs failed to stop a young man from killing 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Florida. But in many states, including Florida, the tools available to law enforcement are very limited even when they are aware of red flags,” said Representative Don Beyer, one of the co-sponsors of the House bill. “The Gun Violence Restraining Order Act could go a long way towards solving this problem.”
Echoing what he told Senate Democrats earlier Wednesday at a hearing on gun violence, Guttenberg called on Congress to force the NRA to open its books so that citizens can see where its money comes from and where it goes, and he called corporations that have taken actions to distance themselves from the organization or the gun industry “heroic.” “We need to break this lobby,” Guttenberg said. “How do we do that? Pierce the aura of strength and take away their money.”
Jewish groups and U.S. lawmakers condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s suggestion that the 2016 U.S. presidential election may have been manipulated by Russian Jews.