Executive Session (Baiocco Nomination)

Senator Nelson: (4:32 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the recent shooting in Texas.
    • "It would have also picked up the shooter in the Orlando Pulse nightclub two years ago because he had been a member on the list of the terrorist watch list and had been taken off. And if those kinds of things are picked up in a comprehensive background search, then when a person goes to buy a gun, those kind of things will be picked up. But also we need to do more to provide our students with access to the mental health professionals they need. Now, it's becoming more and more apparent that this is - if we're not going to get, because of the N.R.A. locking down their votes, if we're not going to get anything on assault weapons or the gun show loophole or a comprehensive background check, then surely we ought to be able to come together in a bipartisan way to do something about mental health."