Lawmakers Press John Boehner To Give Gun Safety Bills A Vote
Nearly 150 members of Congress wrote to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday, urging him to take up legislation that would help stem gun violence.
"We call on you to bring to the Floor legislation that can protect innocent lives while safeguarding the rights of law abiding gun owners," reads the letter from Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), chairman of the bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. "No legislation will stop every tragedy, but passing commonsense gun laws will at least stop some."
The letter is signed by 147 lawmakers,...