House Dem Leader Pelosi Talks Gun Control During San Antonio Stop

In the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, democrats in congress say they have bi-partisan support for new gun control legislation, 1200 WOAI news reports.

Speaking in San Antonio, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says, one area where Republicans and Democrats can agree on is an expansion of the laws that make sure guns don’t get into the hands wrong people.

"We have bipartisan support for common sense background checks that involve the internet and gun shows," she tells 1200 WOAI news.

Pelsoi (D-CA) spoke in San Antonio Monday night with her fellow congressman, Joaquin Castro.  The San Antonio Democrat says the public wants congress to act now.

"We've been open to compromising, but we're doing it for the American people," he explains.  "You have 90-percent of people who agree on background checks.  That's something everything can agree on, regardless of political party.  So, I hope it's something the president will take action on."

And it's something that's been on the lips of the students who attend Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were fatally shot last week.

Emma Gonzalez, a student survivor, gave an impassioned speech at a weekend rally.

"Now is the time to get on the right side of this, because this is not something that we are going to let sweep under the carpet," she said on "Meet the Press.

Pelosi praised the young people who have been a driving force for change after last week's shooting.

"I think that this may be the equivalent of the 'Me too' movement."

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