Schumer Calls On Lawmakers To Hold Emergency Session On Gun Control

Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell. Photo by Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0

WASHINGTON – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) is calling on his fellow lawmakers to call an emergency session on gun control.

It comes in the wake of a pair of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend, which left a total of 29 people dead.

The senate is currently in recess, although, Schumer says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) can call lawmakers back to work.

“I’m here tonight to say that Majority Leader McConnell should once and for all do the right thing: gavel the Senate into an emergency session so we can take immediate action on the bipartisan, already passed House bill that will close the loopholes that allow people who shouldn’t have guns to have them,” said Schumer.

No word yet from McConnell on whether he will call an emergency session. The lawmaker fractured his shoulder after falling in his Kentucky home on Sunday.

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