Roberts, Jenkins predict congressional action on guns in wake of mass shooting at Florida high school


U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts say it is likely that Congress will soon take up gun legislation in the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school Feb. 14 that left 17 people dead.

Kansas U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts and Rep. Lynn Jenkins both say Congress is likely to take up some type of gun legislation in the near future following a mass shooting at a Florida high school Feb. 14 that left 17 students and staff dead. Roberts says he would like to see more controls on the assault-style rifle that the Florida gunman used, as well as a ban on “bump stocks” used in another recent mass shooting in Las Vegas that makes a semi-automatic rifle operate like a fully automatic weapon.

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