With two more high profile mass shooting tragedies in Atlanta and Colorado, Congress is once again discussing legislation to promote gun safety. The House passed two bills to close the loopholes in background checks when purchasing online and to extend the time the federal government has to complete those checks. However, with the Senate holding a slim Democratic majority, the disagreement over how to regulate guns will still make it difficult to pass legislation. While President Biden called on Congress to pass bans on assault weapons and stronger background checks, he is more likely to use Executive Orders to influence gun control policy. Support from trade associations and the public will be key in determining if the needle will be moved on gun safety in the long run. 

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