Members of both parties say they’ve sensed a shift in the gun debate after the mass killing in Orlando, Fla.
Some Republicans say they’re willing to challenge the mindset of no new gun control — and the National Rifle Association — in the interest of trying to prevent similar terrorist attacks.
“The Constitution’s a sacred document, but it is not a suicide pact,” says Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a gun owner. “This is not hard for me. Due process is important, but at the end of the day, we are at war.”
Meanwhile, House Democrats on Wednesday hosted 40 events across the country, with more than 60 lawmakers participating, in an effort to maintain the momentum created by their more than 25-hour sit-in on the House floor last week.