A cluster of recent mass shootings that killed 36 people in California, Texas and Ohio has sparked renewed calls for the US Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence. While Democrats want the Senate to interrupt its five-week summer recess and return to Washington to address the matter immediately, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, has not acted on the request. Instead, there will likely be moves to advance legislation when Congress returns from summer recess on September 9. Previous attempts to pass gun controls after mass shootings, including in the aftermath of the December 2012 murder of 20 children and...Already a subscriber? You need to login to continue reading this content. Login
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