President Trump has many waiting on a public decision on what will be done regarding gun control. He hasn’t been very consistent, which has even Congress waiting to hear. It appears that he sides more with the Democratic view, but nothing has been outright stated. Members of Congress are divided on what to do, with an eventual agreement not seeming likely, at a first glace.
“Congress for the first time in years is poised to vote on gun legislation that represents incremental but symbolically significant steps on an issue that long has divided the nation“. These new changes include more firm background checks, along with implications to schools including metal detectors and required training for teachers. If these changes are implemented, how effective will they be? Will laws like these lower the rate of minors getting their hands on firearms?
The government is being looked at by many for a change. Protesters everywhere are waiting for an answer to all these mass shootings that have plagued the country in certain areas. This article, however, states that if this situation is anything like the past, we may not see any changes take place. Democrats yell for a response, while Republicans stay passive.
“This time feels different. Will things finally change?” Is the heading of this article. The Parkland shooting has had many people asking that question, as many try to get back to a sense of normalcy. Many chains of stores have decided to no longer sell guns to customers under 21, such as Dicks and Walmart. On top of that, President Trump has been noted to be thinking of putting a law in place that will make it so background checks are required for all gun buyers in the United States. Citizens of many states are asking for change, and soon that wish may be granted. While it’s uncertain how many have reached out to the government, after parkland, that may not be required.