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Pelosi: Not 'Going to Rest Until' Congress Acts on Gun Control

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By    |   Thursday, 05 October 2017 12:06 PM

Congress must take action on gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday in a town hall hosted by CNN.

"We're never going to rest until we get this done," Pelosi said in response to a question from Bob Patterson, a man whose wife was killed in the attack. Patterson had asked what Pelosi was going to do to prevent future mass shootings.

The congresswoman also called for ramping up background checks, and said that House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., must form a committee for lawmakers to work together on gun control.

"We're talking about a bill that would say you have to have … a background check. It's 72 hours. It's a very short background check. So, I'm not making it harder for you to have a gun. All we're just saying is that you have to have a background check," Pelosi said.

Pelosi said that she believed it would be possible to ban bump fire stocks, which the shooter appeared to use in order to allow semi-automatic weapons to fire at automatic-weapon frequency, according to CNN.

"I do think there would be bipartisan support coming together to pass a bill to make it illegal to sell those, because you can buy them now," she said.

In a Thursday tweet, Pelosi followed up on the town hall, saying that many gun owners are in favor of "common sense" solutions to gun violence.

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Congress must take action on gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday in a town hall hosted by CNN.
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