Arizona GOP members back easier access to silencers and travel with guns, while two Democrats suggest legislative steps should be taken to address mass shootings
By Ronald J. Hansen | The Republic
The massacre in Las Vegas does not appear to have shifted the ideological fault lines on gun legislation that separate Arizona’s congressional Democrats and Republicans.
Members of the delegation shared their condolences and disbelief at the mass shooting, which claimed 59 lives and injured hundreds more. But only Democratic Reps. Ruben Gallego and Raúl Grijalva suggested legislative steps should be taken to address such incidents.
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., made clear that he believes now is not the time for such debate.
The divide persists as members take predictable positions on some of the more than 60 gun bills pending in the House.