From left, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., confer as the House Judiciary Committee holds an emergency meeting to advance a series of Democratic gun control measures, called the Protecting Our Kids Act, in response to mass shootings in Texas and New York, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 2, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Judiciary Committee debates gun control legislation

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on legislation seeking to further gun control in the wake of several mass shootings across the nation. On Thursday, the Democrat-led House panel met for an emergency session to discuss a package of measures called the Protecting Our Kids Act.

FILE - An ATF agent poses with homemade rifles, or "ghost guns," at an ATF field office in Glendale, Calif., on Aug. 29, 2017. Spurred by the Tuesday, May 24, 2022, deadly elementary school shooting in Texas, California senators approved giving citizens the power to sue those who traffic in illegal firearms, mimicking a Texas law that is intended to deter abortions. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

US lawmakers debate gun reform

The Second Amendment is apparently up for debate in Washington, D.C. as lawmakers attempt to signal they are doing something about gun violence. On several corporate news outlets, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle put in their two cents on how to make sure another mass shooting like the one in Uvalde, Texas doesn’t happen again.

FILE - A man carries his weapon during a second amendment gun rally at Utah State Capitol on Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Utah is one of several more states weighing proposals this year that would allow people to carry concealed guns without having to get a permit, a trend supporters say bolsters Second Amendment rights but is alarming to gun-control advocates. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Pro Second Amendment Legislation Making Waves

As crime is on the rise, some lawmakers are pushing legislation in support of the Second Amendment. One America’s Natasha Sweatte spoke with a NRA Certified Firearms instructor who’s seeing a surge of women flocking to ranges to seek out professional training.

FILE - Former Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Feb. 27, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Perdue won a federal court order in February blocking Gov. Brian Kemp from spending money from a special committee that can collect unlimited contributions against Perdue in the Republican primary. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Ga. Gov. Kemp signs constitutional carry bill amid primary

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) made good on his promise to pass constitutional carry legislation nearly three and a half years later. On Tuesday in Douglassville, the owner of Gable Sporting Goods, Rome Smith, kicked off the signing ceremony. He stated, “What this bill’s gonna do is it’s gonna make Georgia a safer place.”