Chris Bell (TX-Sen), "Former congressman Bell says experience lifts him over growing Democratic field to challenge GOP Sen. Cornyn in 2020"

Bell joins most Democrats in urging GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to call the chamber off its August recess so it can take up gun legislation already passed by the House.

“For the first time, I really think the motivation is there to do something,” he said. “Personally, I don’t think red flag laws and background checks are enough. I would like to see an assault weapons ban.”