Will Congress Take Action on Guns?

February 15, 2018

Kelly Macias, staff writer for Daily Kos, explains why she believes Congress won't do anything about guns after the latest mass shooting in Florida. Macias also shares her thoughts on the resignation of a special assistant to President Trump after past marijuana use.

Macias cites a new study by Pew Research which shows 79% of Republicans want to protect gun owners, while only 20% of Democrats do, making this a clear-cut partisan issue. Macias doesn't expect a change in how mental health problems are addressed in this country, saying the funding doesn't match the rhetoric.

Macias also addresses the resignation of George David Banks, a special assistant to the president who resigned after being informed he would not receive permanent White House clearance due to past marijuana use. She explains it might not be the drug use, but Banks' attempt to cover it up that forced him to resign.