Three Things You Need to Know on August 6th

August 6, 2019

Two bills addressing gun control are waiting for a response in the Senate following approval from the House after multiple mass shootings. The first expands the universal background checks requirement for gun transfers between unlicensed individuals. The second bill closes the so-called Charleston loophole, extending the background check review period to ten days. 

Mexican officials will look into the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, which killed 22 people.  Eight of the dead were Mexican citizens; another six Mexicans are still in the hospital.  Mexico's foreign minister says his country may request extradition of the suspected shooter and possibly treat the case as an act of terrorism. 

A low or no-cost vaccination clinic will be held this weekend in Aurora, as parents send kids back to school.  It's part of a joint effort, including state and county health agencies.  The Shots for Tots and Teens clinic runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aurora Fire Station Number Two.  Experts will also be on hand to answer any parent questions about vaccinations.