97 – Policy affects. Rhetoric reacts.

The Jay Doherty Podcast

Episode 97

Wedneday, August 7, 2019


Today on The Jay Doherty Podcast, I host a continued analysis of local and national policy efforts being put forth with the attempt to limit gun violence. Also, a refreshed look at the 2020 Presidential Race now that candidates have had the chance to accentuate their policy and hedge attacks upon their opponents after the debate. Finally, a member of the so-called “Squad” goes independent. Why and how? All of that and more on episode 97 of The Jay Doherty Podcast


Letter to Mitch McConell

“Dear Leader McConnell: 

We strongly urge you to take immediate action to call the Senate back into session to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H.R 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act.

In February, the new Democratic House Majority took swift action to pass these bipartisan bills which not only save lives, but also has the support of more than 90 percent of the American people. Since that time, you have allowed more than 150 days to pass and countless lives have been lost including those most recently lost in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, Chicago, Illinois and the many others who will never make the headlines. This inaction must stop. We know background checks save lives. Every day background checks stop more than 170 felons and 50 domestic abusers from getting a gun. Any delay to pass commonsense gun violence prevention legislation only increases the chances that more innocent people in America may suffer from the tragic and needless loss caused by gun violence. 

Again, we urge you to follow the leadership of the House Democratic Majority and immediately come back into session to pass H.R 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act, that could prevent dangerous criminals from obtaining weapons and save lives. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter of great urgency to the American people.”

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