Dems prom­ise gun con­trol bill for Gif­fords

The Modesto Bee (Sunday) - - News -

Days af­ter re­claim­ing the House ma­jor­ity, Democrats are in­tro­duc­ing gun con­trol leg­is­la­tion timed for the an­niver­sary of the shoot­ing of former Demo­cratic Rep. Gabby Gif­fords.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats will in­tro­duce a bill to ex­pand back­ground checks for sales and trans­fers of firearms Tues­day, the eighth an­niver­sary of the day Gif­fords was shot in the head in Ari­zona.

Gif­fords, who co­founded a gun safety group with her hus­band, Mark Kelly, said she was thrilled the House was re­spond­ing to gun vi­o­lence that killed nearly 40,000 peo­ple in 2017.

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