Democrats vow action on gun control after Calif. shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people.

Legislation including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons could win approval in the Democratic-controlled House next year, but will face opposition from the Republican-controlled Senate and the White House.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Americans “deserve real action to end the daily epidemic of gun violence that is stealing the lives of our children on campuses, in places of worship and on our streets.”

The Democrats’ new majority includes dozens of candidates who support gun control, including Lucy McBath of Georgia, who made gun violence the centerpiece of her campaign after her 17-year-old son was fatally shot.

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