The gun debate continues to steer the news cycle and grip the public conscious. Wide support for modest gun reform is fueling a Congressional charge to pass gun reform. 61% of Americans support tighter gun laws, 89% universal background checks according to a May Quinnipiac poll.
The support is even clearer among young people.
According to the latest WBRU/College Reaction poll conducted on August 7th (n=528 student respondents)
• 97% support universal mandatory background checks on all gun purchases
• 74% support the ban of the AR-15 and other high-power weapons used in mass shootings
• 70% would ban political donations by the NRA and other gun lobbyists
• 45% say gun violence makes them reconsider attending public events
- Bipartisan Background Checks Act: Requires mandatory background checks on every gun purchase - snapping the gun-show loophole.
• Rep. Peter King (R-NY-2)
• Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY-10)
• Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1)
• Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18)
• Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL-18)
• Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL-2)
• Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI-6)
• Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA-6)
• Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ-4)
2. Assault Weapons Ban of 2019: Bans the sale and possession of most assault weapons, while some "grandfather weapons" can be possessed with permission.
• Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA),
• Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI)
• Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has an alternative approach.
• Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MA) has championed a push to restrict semi-automatic weapon sales to anyone under 21.
3. High-capacity magazine ban: Bans most magazines capable of holding 10+ rounds of ammunition.
• Congressman Ted Deutsch (D-FL)
4. Restricting gun access based on behavior: A variety of bills that cut access to domestic abusers, stalkers and those convicted of violent crimes.
• Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
• Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
• Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill)
• Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill)
• Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)