Democrats Criticize Lack of Action by Republicans on Guns

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is bemoaning the lack of action by congressional Republicans to address gun violence such as the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Pelosi said Wednesday that “the Republicans in Congress are wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America,” another gun rights group.

Pelosi said the GOP’s failure to act “is about money.” While House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders have asked Americans to donate blood in the wake of the shooting, Pelosi said Republicans “have to give some political blood. They think their political survival is more important than those 59 people. It isn’t.”

Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia said prayers were not enough, asking “how many more dead bodies will it take to wake up this Congress?”

Source: Associated Press