House Will Pass Gun Legislation ‘Soon,’ Pelosi Pledges

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Top Democrats vowed Thursday to take action “soon” after the new Congress is seated next year to pass a “bipartisan” bill that could impose more background checks on firearms.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democrats’ House leader, told reporters that gun control is among the chief priorities for her party as it prepares to take the majority.

“We will pass common sense gun violence prevention legislation soon, and … it will be bipartisan,” she said at her weekly press conference.

Rep. Mike Thompson, a California Democrat who heads a gun control task force for his party, said the bill would tighten the existing regime of …

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