Gun measure compromise falls short of America's needs
The Kansas City Star
People in the House and Senate are patting themselves on the back for working out a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers.
But what lawmakers have worked out falls short of this country’s needs in holstering gun violence.
The measure that will be debated this week would require background checks for people buying guns at gun shows and online. The sale of guns between family members would continue to be exempt, The Associated Press reports.
But what about an assault weapons ban? What about banning gun clips enabling shooters to fire multiple rounds?
The National Rifle Association and other gun-friendly forces got that clipped from any hope of passing this year, and even the compromise measure faces an unlikely future.
It all falls far short of what grieving families in Newtown, Conn., and the rest of the country need to prevent mass shootings from recurring.