Republicans are trying to use a Supreme Court ruling to roll back the new restrictions on gun sales.
But the move may not get them the votes they seek.
“I think that they’re hoping that the president is going to say that there’s going to be a pause and he’s going see if there’s a way to bring this back into balance,” said David Brody, a former federal prosecutor who now heads a Washington-based think tank.
But Republicans aren’t going to give up the fight anytime soon.
“The president is not going to sign off on any kind of gun control.
And I don’t think he’s ready to do that, so they’re going to have to come up with something else,” Brody said.
“There’s a lot of people that are not willing to go along with the idea of the president doing this.
Democrats are also pressing the president to sign a sweeping overhaul of the gun-buyback program that President Barack Obama signed into law in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. “
But the president does have an obligation to protect the American people and the Second Amendment, and that’s the only thing that will protect us.”
Democrats are also pressing the president to sign a sweeping overhaul of the gun-buyback program that President Barack Obama signed into law in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
The legislation, known as the Brady Bill, will extend background checks to all gun sales from January 1, 2020.
It requires background checks on all purchases of firearms at gun shows and online, including those made at online gun shows.
In addition, all sales of ammunition, ammunition components and high-capacity magazines will require a background check.
“We’re not going anywhere,” Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, told The Associated Press on Friday.
“This is an opportunity to do some good.”
But even as the gun control fight has taken a back seat in Washington, the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pushing for more gun control legislation.
They’re also pressing for a delay in President Donald Trump’s executive order on gun violence.
That order directs the Department of Justice to draft a comprehensive plan to prevent mass shootings.
Democrats are calling for more research and data on the causes and prevention of mass shootings in the U.S. The Democrats’ push comes as Trump is facing renewed pressure to enact stricter gun control measures after the mass shooting at the nightclub in Orlando, Florida, last week.
The president has said he will sign a bill this week that will require all gun purchases to be cleared by the FBI before being allowed to go through, and to restrict gun sales to domestic abusers, domestic violence abusers, people convicted of domestic violence, people who are convicted of sexual assault and others.
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said that he will not consider any such legislation.
Trump’s Justice Department is already looking at a gun-buying program to combat gun violence, but McConnell and others on the committee are pushing to push the president and his team to go further.
The Brady bill would also have created a task force of federal, state and local officials to monitor gun sales and ensure that the nation’s existing background checks are in place.
It would also impose a $10 fee on firearms dealers and other sales outlets that don’t already do background checks.
Trump is also looking into a plan to impose a nationwide ban on bump stocks, a type of weapon that allows the user to fire a round of ammunition that shoots faster than the bullet can travel.
Democrats have been pushing for an end to the so-called “bump stock” ban, saying it is unnecessary and should be a state issue.
“If you want to ban bump stocks you have to ban assault weapons and you have have to go after the weapons that are capable of doing that, not the guns that are the ones that are being used,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
That’s what the president should have done.””
And we’re going back to the original intent of the Brady bill.
That’s what the president should have done.”