"If support for this one bill is all the White House wants done legislatively to address the tragedy in Parkland, then President Trump has already failed," said Sen. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat. "Legislation to report information to a federal database, while helpful, will do little to address the root causes of the hundreds of mass shootings across our country every year. The White House's support for this legislation is mere lip service when young people in Florida are shouting and pleading for meaningful action."
"A vision, without funding, is a hallucination," Sen. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, said. "And so far, President Trump has not put up one additional nickel to deal with this issue beyond what had already been passed by Congress at the end of last year."