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Pelosi Formally Asks Trump to Call Senate Back Into Session to Pass Gun Violence Bill

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has formally requested President Donald Trump call the Senate back into session to pass gun legislation in the wake of two mass shootings last weekend that left 31 people dead.

In a letter to the President posted to her congressional website the Speaker says: “The terrorism of white supremacy and gun violence is an assault on that tranquility, and indeed on the very character of America.”

The Speaker, in addition to asking the president to use his “official powers” to call the Senate into session, blasted Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“It is with deep sadness and great urgency that I write following the horrific loss of life that occurred in Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton and Chicago, after which you said, ‘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.’ Mr. President, we have an opportunity to work in a bipartisan way to pass gun violence prevention background checks. However, Leader Mitch McConnell, describing himself as the ‘grim reaper,’ has been an obstacle to taking any action.”

 

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Fred Guttenberg, Father of Parkland Shooting Victim, Slams Howard Schultz’s Gun Claims, Tells Him to ‘Shut Up’

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Fred Guttenberg is one of the most outspoken parents of victims of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas high school mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

He’s worked tirelessly for almost a year since he lost his daughter, Jaime, one year ago tomorrow in that horrific massacre that stole the lives of 17 people.

Howard Schultz appeared on CNN Tuesday night. The cable news giant is being criticized for giving the former Starbucks CEO a town hall even though he has no actual policy positions to speak of, and is not even a declared candidate for president.

Schultz angered many who watched, by doing what he has done since he announced he might run: he attacked Democrats.

Schultz’s remarks on guns, gun control, and Democrats were just too much for Guttenberg to ignore.

The 53-year old who has become one of the nation’s foremost gun safety activists since losing his 14-year old daughter, did not hold back.

Schultz on CNN had reportedly said that “the far left wants to do everything possible to remove guns completely.”

Guttenberg, who last year was dissed by Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, wasn’t having it.

“Why would you stupidly put yourself in this debate and claim people like me want to remove guns and call us far left for wanting to reduce 40,000 gun deaths per year,” the grieving father tweeted. “Do me a favor, for this week, shut up!!!”

He didn’t stop there.

“If this is lane you are choosing to sound like a Republican, you failed.”

Guttenberg also noted he’ll be on “Nightline” tonight:

Schultz does not appear to have responded.

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