Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden calls for Senate action - now - on gun violence
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden was in Beaverton Sunday, Aug. 4, where he joined the chorus of Democrats urging Sen. Mitch McConnell to call lawmakers back to Washington, D.C., for an emergency session in response to two mass shootings over the weekend.
Wyden is one of several Democrats pushing the Senate majority leader to hold a debate on legislation that would require background checks on all firearms, including those sold on the internet and at gun shows. This February, the House passed its version of the bill, hailed by advocates as the most significant gun control measure in more than two decades.
But the bill has sputtered in the Republican-controlled Senate, where it has gone without a vote for five months.
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