Schumer Pushes for Tougher Gun Laws

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is promising that there will be a vote in Congress to strengthen the nation’s gun control laws.

Surrounded by a group of Upper East Side students on Sunday, Schumer pushed a package of bill that includes more comprehensive background checks.  He also wants a debate on assault weapons and a plan to take guns away from those who could be a danger to others.

“We are united and I have pledged to these students and millions of others that we will bring to the floor these three measures and force a vote,” Schumer said.

There’s been a push for tougher gun control laws since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.  Seventeen students and teachers were killed in the shooting.

“Once the political leaders, particularly Senator McConnell and Speaker Ryan, see the strength of this movement I think they’ll have no choice but to put these bills on the floor and allow a vote,” Schumer said.

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