April 12th, 2013
11:27 AM ET
9 years ago

No sense of urgency: Rocky road ahead for gun legislation in the House

Washington (CNN) - As the Senate opened debate on gun control measures for the first time in nearly 20 years, the path ahead for any gun control measure in the Republican-led House of Representatives is rocky and uncertain.

Family members of those killed in the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, spent three days shuffling from meeting to meeting with senators urging swift action. But across the Capitol there is no sense of urgency, as most rank and file House GOP members are taking a wait and see approach to moving any gun bill, while a bloc of Republicans members are solidly against considering new gun restrictions.


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  1. Patrick in Wisconsin

    donna, you saying that sniffit cannot argue intellectually is the funniest thing I have ever hear you say. Those blinders you have on must feel great don't they?

    April 12, 2013 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
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