Mitch McConnell: ‘Not Much’ Congress Can Do to Stop Gun Violence


While addressing a group of community leaders in Kentucky—a state that last two students to gun violence earlier this year—U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell punted responsibility for stopping gun violence away from Congress. “I don’t think at the federal level there’s much that we can do other than appropriate funds,” McConnell told the assembled leaders on Tuesday, according to the Lexington Herald Leader. “You would think, given how much it takes to get on an American plane or given how much it takes to get into courthouses, that this might be something that we could achieve, but I don’t think we could do that from Washington, I think it’s basically a local decision.” He added that “It’s a darn shame that’s where we are but this epidemic is something that’s got all of our attention.”

As the Leader noted, however, Congress does have the authority to ban purchases of semi-automatic guns, mandate background checks, and raise the legal purchase age to 21—all of which they have been called on to do by student activists. Read more at the LEXINGTON HERALD LEADER.



  1. Dear U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    But at least the little that you could do are you doing ?

    • Well Said
      His speeches are ghost written in advance on these topics by the NRA

      Furthermore,After every shooting the ensuing articles are so predictable.Prepared in advance

  2. And what about knife violence? and car violence?

    Removing guns from law abiding citizens is very dangerous. Cities free of guns have more violence because the murderers and terrorists get a hold of weapons (guns, knives or whatever) and know they have free reign.


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