Elections have consequences, and the 2018 mid-term elections are proof positive of that, as Republicans are now face a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives that looks to be that proverbial thorn in their side.
Since taking control of the House, Democrats have voted to revoke the president’s recent emergency declaration edict to fund the border wall. Now Democrats have begun what on Republican lawmaker says is an “all-out assault on the 2nd Amendment” with their push to pass gun control legislation.
The several upcoming gun control votes are expected to pass this week, the first that has come to a vote and passed by a margin of 240-190, was H.R. 8. The bill would expand background checks and closes certain loopholes in the system, like allowing gun-dealers and private collectors to sell guns to domestic violence abusers, felons, and over the internet.
Veteran Congresswoman Sheila Jackson- Lee (D-TX) says she “wants to see that bill get to the senate and get to the president’s desk.”
HISPOLITICA caught up to Rep. Jackson-Lee moments after she took the vote, where she said she did not want “gun safety legislation” be muddled down by attaching issues like immigration reform to it.
“The ability to pass more gun safely legislation is something on the horizon. I’d like not to use issues like immigration to stop gun safety legislation. Main issue is to continue to support gun safety legislation, and to ensure the president signs the bill.
I’d like to see in legislation is banning of the bump stocks, banning of ammunition that is deadly, that can be used against law enforcement –cop killer-type bullets.”-Rep. Sheila Jackson- Lee (D)
Jackson-Lee added that more emphasize need to be put on protecting children against guns, and would like to see “lock boxes” play a bigger roll in future gun control legislation.
The House is expected to vote on at least one more control bill this week.