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Top House Democrat Demands Vote on Gun Control Legislation “Immediately”

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D‑N.Y.) has demanded that the Republican-led House vote on gun control legislation “immediately,” building on pleas by President Joe Biden in the aftermath of the Nashville shooting for Congress to support his “assault” weapons ban.
Jeffries made his appeal in a March 31 letter to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R‑Calif.), in which the top Democrat called for “common sense” gun curbs that would include Biden’s “assault” weapons ban and a requirement for universal background checks.
“I write today to strongly urge you to immediately bring up common sense gun safety legislation for a vote upon our return to Congress,” Jeffries wrote.
Jeffries specifically called on McCarthy to bring for a vote the Bipartisan Background Ch …

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