Nancy Pelosi demands that President Trump use his constitutional power to recall senate, which is in recess, in order to address gun reform. However, Congress is not yet to be called until September.
Pelosi writes,”Today, as speaker of the House, I am writing in good faith to request that you call the United States Senate back into session immediately under your powers in Article II Section 3 of the Constitution to consider House-passed bipartisan gun violence prevention legislation.”
To support this recall to bring the discussion towards gun reform, she remarked some of President Trump’s rhetoric where he expressed, ” “I think background checks are important. I don’t want to put guns into the hands of mentally unstable or people with rage or hate, sick people. I’m all in favor of it.” However, background checks are already mandatory for those wishing to own firearms.
Even Bernie Sanders, one of the 20 presidential candidates, expressed his desire to have a special session in the senate to discuss gun reform.
Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader of the Senate hopes that if a session is to be recalled, that it will be called to make a “law, not a point.”
Conservatives are in high hopes that so-called “red flag laws,” regulations that mimic the Salem witch trials, as well as McCarthyism will be deemed unconstitutional and not added into any form of legitimate legislation.
So, besides maybe more strict background checks, what may we see in terms of gun reform. And how will adding these extra background checks help or hinder, President Trumps voter base?