House putting off gun bills

Gun legislation in the House has been pushed back until after the summer recess at the earliest:

“… “Given the events … we need to take a step back and show some real calmness and some real leadership and reflect on what’s happening in this country, and pursue the gun issue at a further date,” Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Calif.), the freshman class representative to GOP leadership, told The Hill after a meeting in Ryan’s office …”

And hopefully bury the issue.

“… Last week, Ryan faced dozens of GOP defections on a leadership-backed gun control measure … Conservatives argued that terrorist watchlists often wrongly include people and that the law would thus infringe on the Second Amendment. “I think it’s dead,” conservative Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) told The Hill last week …”

I’m inclined to agree.  The answer to PSH is time.  Plus it puts us closer to the election day dumpster fire which will be front and center in everybody’s mind, not gun control.

The only two Congressional races where challengers have tried to make it an issue are Anna Throne-Holst in CD-1 and Colleen Deacon in CD-24 and it does not appear to be gaining much traction in either district.

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