House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is reconvening his committee a week before the rest of Congress in order to work on gun control.
He also plans to hold a hearing on a possible “assault weapons” ban.
NBC News reported:
NEW: House Judiciary Cmte. Chairman Nadler announces that he is calling cmte. back from recess on Sept. 4, the week before rest of Congress returns, to work on gun-related legislation.
Nadler also says the cmte. will hold a hearing on military-style assault weapons Sept. 25.
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) August 16, 2019
In addition to “assault weapons,” Nadler specifically wants to “work on gun-related measures relating to high-capacity magazines and prohibiting people convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes from possessing a gun.”
On August 8, Breitbart News reported Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) saying an “assault weapons” ban would be “front and center” when the Senate reconvenes in September. He opined that universal background checks “will probably lead the discussion.”
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