State lawmakers have launched a nationwide non-partisan coalition to combat gun violence, in part because the Congress has failed to reform gun laws, members of the group said on Monday.
Some 200 lawmakers from 50 states have joined the alliance, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, said the group’s founder, Democratic New York State Assembly member Brian Kavanagh.
Kavanagh told a news conference the group would focus on state-level gun control reforms, including the prevention of interstate gun trafficking and tightening background checks on buyers.
Congress hasn’t “failed” at all. In fact, they have been fulfilling their duties as representatives of the people for once when it comes to this issue. Sweeping gun control legislation is rejected because so many Democrats won’t vote for it. The coastal elites don’t grasp that Democrats who represent people from places that aren’t Manhattan, Los Angeles or San Francisco are very wary of the baby steps that progressives want to take on the way to one day completely gutting the Second Amendment.
Most Americans are also beginning to understand that once the Second Amendment is dismantled, the First will quickly follow.