Georgians for and against gun control are weighing in after learning a measure to expand background checks for gun purchases could be reconsidered in the U.S. Senate. The measure recently failed but co-sponsor Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has vowed to bring it up again.
A local protest today in response to U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss voting with more than 40 other senators to defeat a Senate amendment to expand background checks for gun buyers.
Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Organizing for Action expressed their dismay in front of the Senators’ offices. Melinda Ennis co-president of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Georgia chapter.
The U.S. Senate is considering legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers. On Tuesday, Morehouse College students and members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns rallied to pressure Georgia’s U.S. Senators to pass the measure.
Morehouse senior Ronnie Moseley believes the measure’s passage would keep more illegal guns out of the hands of criminals and reduce gun violence on college campuses.
“And we want to do everything we can to influence that.”