By Ishaan Bhattacharya
Welcome to the third edition of the Giannini Politics Update. Today we will be discussing a Senate hearing concerning school shootings.
Two important events took place on the same day last week. The U.S. House of Representatives voted on a bill to fund more security at schools, exactly one month after a deadly school shooting at Florida’s Parkland High School. However, many Democrats are frustrated that the bill does not include any restrictions on gun control or purchase. The Judiciary Committee held a highly anticipated hearing concerning the FBI and law enforcement’s failure to confront warning signs from the gunman before the shooting. Coincidentally, both the hearing and the vote happened to take place on the day when students around the countries are walking out of their classrooms in order to protest gun control measures.
“The witness list at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing also included David L. Bowdich, the acting deputy director of the FBI, as well as Ryan Petty, whose daughter was killed in the Florida shooting, and Katherine Posada, a teacher at the school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School” (Cnn.com).
The bill passed on March 14th, resulting in celebrations throughout the country. The vote was 407-10. If you are interested in news concerning gun control and much more, keep reading the The Giannini Politics Update.
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