Minority leader Nancy Pelosi is calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to bring legislation to the floor that, or devices used to increase the discharge rate of a firearm, on top of other comprehensive anti-gun violence proposals.
Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that now is the time for action on gun violence reform, saying that in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting,”the impatience of the American people is right on and we have to do something about it.”
“We take an oath to protect and defend the American people, we’re not protecting them by not having the gun laws that are suitable to avoid gun violence,” she added.
Pelosi called on Ryan to withdraw a silencer bill and an armor-piercing bullet bill and instead pass bipartisan legislation on mandatory background checks as well as a ban bump stocks, “something we’re all learning a lot more” about, Pelosi said.
She also reiterated her calls for the speaker to form a 60-day select committee on gun violence to address the “big issue in our country.”
by Emily Tillett