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Pelosi: America at 'Tipping Point' on Guns, Bill Needed

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By    |   Thursday, 01 March 2018 05:02 PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she expects a gun safety bill to include anything short of banning assault weapons outright.

Pelosi addressed reporters during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill and was asked about gun control efforts the day after President Donald Trump met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on the issue.

"The sense of urgency on the gun bill is one that, either it's yes or no. The White House is saying on the Dreamers, we can do it now, we can do it later. With guns, you either do it or you don't do it," Pelosi said, referencing both gun control and immigration.

"On this, it's life and death right away. We really need to get this done. I'm optimistic."

CBS News posted a clip of Pelosi's comments.

Pelosi noted that the United States is "really at a tipping point on this."

She said the final bill that is put together and voted on should "not [be] just some little bill that said, well we did that. It has to be substantial. It might not be everything, it might not be an assault weapon ban, but practically anything short of that is what we would expect."

Trump is urging lawmakers to come up with a solution to the gun violence epidemic in the wake of deadly high school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead on Valentine's Day.

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