One year after the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., a Democratic House is moving forward with efforts to tighten gun laws.
But the bills have little chance of passing the Republican-held Senate or winning President Trump’s signature, underscoring a pervasive cultural divide over guns that has all but strangled the ability of congressional leaders to find common ground.
Nevertheless, Democrats are charging ahead in hopes of pressuring GOP leaders on an issue that has overwhelming public support and is sure to gain prominence as the 2020 presidential cycle picks up steam.
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday night advanced a bill, H.R. 8, requiring background checks on all firearm sales, over the objections of Republicans.
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