Senator Grassley: Follow Up Gun Control Bill Is Unlikely Even After July 4th Shooting

Statewide Iowa — Despite another mass shooting over the holiday weekend, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he does not foresee any new gun control legislation moving forward in Congress that would prevent future killings.

Grassley says the bipartisan gun bill that was signed into law last month by President Biden was very difficult for lawmakers to create.

A gunman opened fire at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, killing six people and wounding more than three dozen. A suspect is in custody.

Saying they only had an hour to read the 80 page bill, Grassley says he voted no on the initial procedural vote on the gun bill. According to Grassley, several sections of the bill weren’t spelled out fully enough to win his approval, and he again voted no during the measure’s final vote, though he says some very helpful elements were included.

Fellow Republican Senator Joni Ernst voted yes on the measure, as did Democratic Congresswoman Cindy Axne of West Des Moines, but the rest of Iowa’s congressional delegation opposed it.



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