Congressional Republicans are now pushing legislation to help law enforcement take guns from those who pose n imminent danger, according to The New York Times. If this measure is signed into law, it will be the most significant gun control legislation enacted in 20 years, according to the report. The increase in attention to improving legislation on gun control came after the back-to-back shootings that have occurred in a short period of time.
Although Republicans are typically in support of the right to possession of a firearm, they were clear in their discussion that something needs to be implemented right away to address the ongoing shootings that are occurring much to frequently. “We must do something and that is exactly what we are going to do,” stated Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine. The El Paso shooting has many members of the Congressional party in the agreement, whether Democrat or Republican, that the red flag laws must be addressed, improved, and implemented right away.