Buttigieg releases $1B plan to address mass shooting 'national security crisis'

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg: We 'probably are' on cusp of recession Chris Wallace becomes Trump era's 'equal opportunity inquisitor' Fighter pilot vs. astronaut match-up in Arizona could determine control of Senate MORE (D) released a plan to combat domestic terrorism on Monday that would invest $1 billion to combat and prevent extremism and radicalization in the U.S.

Buttigieg, who is running for president, would put more resources toward law enforcement, including increasing the FBI’s domestic counterterrorism field staff and training law enforcement about the connection between gender-based violence and domestic terrorism.


The plan would also devote more resources toward tracking hate groups across the U.S. 
The legislation would also enforce universal background checks on gun sales, ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and establishing a country-wide gun licensing system.  

The presidential candidate's campaign said the public would need to be mobilized to put pressure on the Senate to pass gun control measures, in addition to ending the Senate filibuster "as we know it." 

Because of the filibuster, it now takes 60 votes to pass legislation by overcoming procedural hurdles that can be put in place by the minority. 

Buttigieg is releasing his plan days after 31 people were killed in two mass shootings over the weekend.

The killings have sparked a familiar discussion of measures to curb gun violence, though previous incidents, from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut to the nation's largest mass shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas, have resulted in little action.

President Tump on Monday suggested linking stricter background checks on gun buyers to immigration reform legislation, but in a later speech also targeted a number of other possibilities, including tackling violent video games.

Democrats have called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAre Democrats turning Trump-like? House Democrat calls for gun control: Cities can ban plastic straws but 'we can't ban assault weapons?' Churches are arming and training congregants in response to mass shootings: report MORE (R-Ky.) to reconvene the upper chamber over the August recess to take action on gun control. 

McConnell announced on Monday that he tapped three Republican committee chairmen, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham warns Trump on Taliban deal in Afghanistan: Learn from 'Obama's mistakes' Appropriators warn White House against clawing back foreign aid Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan peace plan MORE (R-S.C.), Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderThe Hill's Morning Report - How will Trump be received in Dayton and El Paso? McConnell faces pressure to bring Senate back for gun legislation Criminal justice reform should extend to student financial aid MORE (R-Tenn.) and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerHillicon Valley: Trump reportedly weighing executive action on alleged tech bias | WH to convene summit on online extremism | Federal agencies banned from buying Huawei equipment | Lawmakers jump start privacy talks The Hill's Morning Report - How will Trump be received in Dayton and El Paso? Lawmakers jump-start talks on privacy bill MORE (R-Miss.), to brainstorm potential solutions.