States divided on gun controls, even as mass shootings rise

              FILE - Michigan Sen. Rosemary Bayer, D-Beverly Hills, speaks about a mass shooting at Oxford High School, which is in her district, on Dec. 1, 2021, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Gun control measures are likely going nowhere in Congress, and they have also become increasingly scarce in most states. “Every day we don’t take action, we are choosing guns over children,” said Bayer. “Enough is enough. No more prayers, no more thoughts, no more inaction.” (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)
              FILE - Gov. Ned Lamont and state troopers view dozens of assault weapons, rifles and handguns displayed on a table prior to a press conference at the Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory in Meriden, Conn., Thursday, April 14, 2022. In Connecticut, gun violence legislation supported by both Democrats and Republicans swiftly followed after 20 children and six staff members were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.  But additional gun control measures stalled this year in the Democratic-led General Assembly, in large part because of a short legislative session and threats by Republicans to hold up legislation through a filibuster.  (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP, File)
              The U.S. and Washington state flags fly at half-staff in front of the Legislative Building at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in memory of the victims of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was quick to react to the carnage at a Texas elementary school, sending a Twitter message listing the gun control measures the Democratic-controlled state has taken. He finished with: “Your turn Congress.” (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
              People hold signs during a protest at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday May 25, 2022, after a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
              California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses the recent mass shooting in Texas, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Flanked by lawmakers from both houses of the state legislature, Newsom said he is ready to sign more restrictive gun measures passed by lawmakers.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
States divided on gun controls, even as mass shootings rise