Dems vow action on gun laws
Newly ascendant Democrats in the US are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a Southern California bar on Thursday. Marine combat veteran Ian David Long, 28, killed 12 people at a country music bar late on Thursday in an attack that added Thousand Oaks to the tragic roster of American cities traumatised by mass shootings. The gunman apparently took his own life as scores of police converged on the Borderline Bar and Grill. Long’s motive was still not known. “The American people deserve real action to end the daily epidemic of gun violence that is stealing the lives of our children on campuses, in places of worship and on our streets,” said Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader who is running for a second stint as House speaker. Pelosi vowed to push for a range of actions to stem gun violence. Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives in Wednesday’s Midterm elections.