Back in February, the Democratic-controlled House passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, which is exactly what it sounds like: a bipartisan bill requiring background checks. Senate Majority Leader and Expired Jar of Marshmallow Fluff Mitch McConnell refuses to bring the bill to the Senate floor, because if he brings it up, it passes, and if it passes, his handlers will make less money giving rifles away like candy.
The recent one-two punch of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton have put the governments' actions (and inaction) in stark relief. The El Paso shooter quoted his favorite president—no, not Woodrow Wilson—and cited Trump's rhetoric of an "immigrant invasion" as his reason to target Hispanics. The Dayton shooter was a violent misogynist who kept "rape lists" and "kill lists" since high school, waving every red flag.