States rush past idling Congress to enact stricter gun laws

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(Worthy News) - Some states have rushed to enact stricter gun laws in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school massacre, but Congress is still in pre-debate mode, with plenty of proposals attracting bipartisan support but no firm commitments from Republican leaders to bring any major gun bills to the floor.

House leaders have scheduled a vote next week on a modest bill to send taxpayer money to schools to conduct risk and safety assessments, but it falls far short of what many Americans had demanded — and what states such as Oregon and Florida have done — after the Valentine’s Day shooting.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, signed into law this week a measure banning domestic abusers or people with restraining orders from having guns.

More than 20 states are considering legislation similar to Oregon’s, as well as other measures that would allow for protective risk orders and strengthen gun-purchase background checks, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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4 thoughts on “States rush past idling Congress to enact stricter gun laws”

  1. Evil people exist. Evil doesn't play fair, or fight fair. It is evil. It won't obey laws, it is evil. It doesn't value human life because it is evil. The best we can do is recognize them and try and stop them before they do damage. The only cure is the gospel of Jesus Christ, so proclaim it. Some will accept it and some won't. We are in a spiritual battle, these people have given themselves over to evil. Ask God for wisdom and help. Not sure how to pray, I encourage you to read the book of Psalms, prayers offered to God and most of them were written by King David who was a man after Gods own heart. Pray the psalms. Jesus has power over the evil one. He's God!

    • There is a better Way.

      WE can pray The Our Father and mean it when we say "Thy will be done." But there's more.

      There is an Intercessor whose prayers God, the Father, never says "no" to. His name is Jesus (in English) and he is the ultimate Intercessor. We can ask Jesus to pray for our nation, to ask God that which can and will be within the will of the Almighty One - to solve this epidemic of gun violence in US schools. To make them safe once again. To do it rightly in His sight.

      And then, we must accept God's solution.

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