Sacramento police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with Sunday’s deadly mass shooting.
I recently reported on a mass shooting in downtown Sacramento that killed 6, which authorities indicated was likely related to gang activity.
Not 24 hours passed after the incident before Biden sensed a “crisis” and used it as an opportunity to intrude upon the Second Amendment.
Biden and gun control advocates across the country are calling for congressional action on gun control after another mass shooting — this time in Sacramento, California’s state capital.
…”Today, America once again mourns for another community devastated by gun violence,” Mr. Biden said in a statement Sunday night.
“We know these lives were not the only lives impacted by gun violence last night. And we equally mourn for those victims and families who do not make national headlines,” he said. “But we must do more than mourn; we must act.”
Presently, gun control measures that Biden has tried to pass have stalled in the US Senate.
The Democratic-controlled U.S. House passed two gun control measures backed by Biden, one that would require background checks on all gun sales and transfers and another that would lengthen background checks from three days to up to 20. But lawmakers in the Senate, which is split evenly between Republicans and Democrats, didn’t approve either measure after attempts to find a bipartisan compromise failed.
Republicans can block passage of most legislation in the Senate if it fails to receive 60 votes, through a process known as the filibuster.
“It is tough to find a path to 60,” said Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who has helped lead negotiations to find a compromise in the legislative body. “We have been very close several times over the last two years. I’ve been in productive negotiations with several Republicans on expansion to the background check system that can get us 60 votes.”
Murphy said he would “re-engage” with GOP lawmakers this week to see if “there’s an appetite to restart those discussions,” adding that he remained optimistic they could strike a deal.
Even if such legislation passes, it is not likely to have made much difference. Criminals are not being reigned in by California gun legislation, which is among the strictest in the nation.
The Giffords Law Center To Prevent Gun Violence, a gun control advocacy group, awarded California one of only two “A” grades in its 2020 state gun law scorecard.
“There are not a lot of As out there,” said Ari Freilich, the organization’s California legislative affairs director. “California has driven the conversation nationally.”
In contrast, Guns and Ammo magazine labeled California the 5th worst state for gun owners.
Sacramento police have arrested a 26-year-old man connected to Sunday’s deadly mass shooting. I am sure you will all be surprised that the suspect has…a prior criminal record.
Dandrae Martin, 26, was arrested and booked at the Sacramento County Jail on Monday for charges of assault with a deadly weapon and illegal firearm possession, police confirmed. He is named as a ‘related suspect’ and ineligible for bail.
He is also being held on an outstanding warrant from the the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, according to inmate records obtained by DailyMail.com.
He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday at 3pm.
‘Right now that’s really all we’re able to share about him,’ Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester told KCRA.
‘As you know this is a complex investigation and we’re looking for multiple suspects and so we’re currently working to identify what his role was the night of the shooting.’
Riverside Superior Court records obtained by The Sacramento Bee also revealed that Martin was convicted in 2014 for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse.
The manhunt for others connected to the shooting is ongoing.DONATE
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