The new measures will be supported by an influx of pro-gun-control lawmakers on their way to Capitol Hill after Tuesday’s midterm elections, however any new measure would face an uphill battle in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Democrats ousted at least 15 House Republicans with “A” National Rifle Association ratings, while the candidates elected to replace them all scored an “F” NRA rating. –WSJ
“This new majority is not going to be afraid of our shadow,” said California Democrat Mike Thompson, a Napa Valley, California legislator and chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. “We know that we’ve been elected to do a job, and we’re going to do it.”