Pro-Gun Lawmakers Changing Their Minds On Gun Control
5 months ago
Sandy Hook tragedy is shifting opinions, and maybe policy.
The tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is driving some pro-gun lawmakers to change their views on gun control
Think Progress has compiled a list of lawmakers who are considering introducing gun control laws:
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
Sen.-Elect Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
Sen.-Elect Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA)
Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV)
Each of them have received high marks from the NRA on their stances, but even the killing of children is enough to make one change their minds.
"This tragedy will certainly force us as a country to have a discussion about our gun laws, as well as our mental health system," said Sen. Tim Johnson in a statement.