Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate

Rep. Roger Williams R Texas is placed into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at a baseball field Wednesday in Alexandria Va

Rep. Roger Williams R Texas is placed into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at a baseball field Wednesday in Alexandria Va

Following a shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, in which a GOP congressional baseball team was targeted, the gun control debate is in full swing.

Representative Steve Scalise, the third ranking Republican in the House who is also the majority whip, was hit in the hip. "We worry about this every day about all of our citizens". It will be determined by what we do every day to raise up the voice of an American public that has had enough and demands better.

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The regulations go further to say, "The standard that a high crime area by itself does not establish good cause is language that appeared in the District's prior concealed carry regulations and also appears in NY regulations", which is completely bogus because it gives the state far too much power to declare winners and losers. They could open carry without a license in Virginia, but baseball uniforms and athletic gear aren't exactly conducive to gun carrying, and most athletic wear options are hide carry.

Echoing those sentiments, the Republicans who control Washington dug in.

When asked if he believed it was a good time to talk gun control politics, he replied, "No, because we don't know the facts".

The Republican who sponsored the bill, Rep. Jeff Duncan, S.C., happened to be at the baseball diamond Wednesday morning.

First, it's unclear if the suspect - 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of IL whom President Trump said has died from his injuries - obtained or was carrying the gun legally. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said of the police officers who shot James T. Hodgkinson, the attacker.

"News" coverage of these events also shows the same knee-jerk biases for more gun control. A debate about gun control is fine, as long as everyone is willing to admit it should be the individual, not the government, which decides if they want to be armed or not. Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican from upstate New York, suggested the shooting had been fueled by "outrageous" anti-Trump rhetoric and said he would carry his own weapon to all public events from now on.

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"I am heartbroken for the pain of Congressman Scalise, the other victims, and their family, friends and colleagues who survived", she said in a statement.

He strongly opposed gun-related executive actions taken by then-President Barack Obama after the 2012 shooting massacre at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, tightening various federal provisions.

"Let me say this, I think we need to do more to protect all of our citizens", McAuliffe said. "All Americans, including our elected leaders, should live in an environment where they can pursue everyday activities without fear of being shot".

Trump, who has offered strong support for the NRA, appeared at the group's convention in April and told members: "The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end". In February, he signed legislation that rolled back restrictions imposed by the Obama administration on when certain mentally ill people can purchase firearms.

Trump has signaled his readiness to sign pro-gun legislation.

On another front, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow a resident of a state with lax gun rules to travel with a weapon into a state with tough standards.

"Until we get to a point where that is unacceptable, I don't see it changing anytime soon", Verma said.

AP writer Darlene Superville in Washington contributed to this report.

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