No word from West Virginia’s senators
From the Washington Post:
Senators strike bipartisan gun deal, heralding potential breakthrough, but falling short of tougher measures sought by Biden https://t.co/eMwXIj79ME— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 12, 2022
Some details from CNN:
Ten GOP senators sign onto a statement backing an outline of a guns . . .
Finally, Senator Capito comments on gun legislation
Last month, Ogden Newspapers' political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, wrote a PR piece on West Virginia's Senator Shelley Moore Capito. (I believe he is required to do one every month.) The front-page article told us:
Shelley Moore Capito Stays Busy in Washington
As is often the case with Adams' Capito . . .
Guns: Updates on Manchin’s and Capito’s response (or lack, thereof) and arming Ohio’s and WV’s teachers
The most recent comment from Joe Manchin:
Manchin told me that a final deal should include two things: Raising the age to 21 for purchasing semi-automatic weapons and standards for state red flag laws. He's also open to an assault weapons ban. On people needing AR-15s? "I never felt I needed something of that . . .
Republican talking points on the Texas shooting
The first scapegoat (a teacher) doesn't work -- the door had been closed:
Uvalde teacher closed propped-open door before shooting, Texas officials say https://t.co/BXCrRpFO6Z— The Guardian (@guardian) June 1, 2022
Last night -- a new scapegoat -- Laura Ingraham blamed marijuana. Straight from Reefer Madness (1936):
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From NBC News correspondent, Vaughn Hillyard:
Fwiw, Manchin told me this quote just over a week after Parkland in 2018:— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) May 26, . . .
“It feels a little different. I’ve got grandchildren also in the school systems, and I understand the concerns that every parent and grandparent has.” https://t.co/DghnLgs9Rh
From the Associated Press:
BREAKING: Senate Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on gun measures after the deadly Texas school shooting. https://t.co/hMdW0iNItZ— The Associated Press (@AP) May 26, 2022
Yesterday and today, The New York Times asked Republican senators "whether they . . .
The WV House considers legislation to arm WV teachers and school personnel
As reported by Ryan Quinn in today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail, the WV House Education Committee advanced a bill for school districts to allow school personnel to be armed:
The West Virginia House Education Committee has again advanced a bill that would let teachers and principals bring concealed guns into public schools, if their . . .