Dems push for gun safety bills; GOP legislation in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are renewing calls for gun safety legislation after Sunday's deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, but their pleas are falling on deaf ears in the Republican-controlled Congress.

Meanwhile, GOP legislation aimed at loosening gun rules faces an uncertain future.

House GOP leaders had been moving forward with bills to ease regulations on gun silencers and allow people with concealed-carry permits to take their weapons to other states. But no votes on either bill were scheduled as of Monday.

Democrats are seizing on the violence in Nevada to demand tougher gun restrictions.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York says Congress must pass "laws that help prevent guns, especially the most dangerous guns, from falling into the wrong hands."

© 2017 Associated Press


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