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Democrat CA 51

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  • Gun Violence

    by Representative Juan Vargas

    Posted on 2015-12-09

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    VARGAS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. VARGAS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to talk about the epidemic of gun violence in our country.

    A number of years ago, James Huberty, heavily armed, walked into a McDonald's in my district and killed 21 people.

    A few years later, shortly after delivering his valedictorian speech at Lincoln High School in my district, Willie James Jones, III, was tragically shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.

    On March 5, 2001, those in the very high school from which I graduated were victims of a shooting that left two people dead and 13 injured.

    It is past time for Congress to act and to save American lives. I am calling on my colleagues to work together to find comprehensive solutions to this dire problem.

    I believe that Representative King's legislation, which prevents people from flying who are deemed too dangerous, would also prevent them from purchasing assault weapons. I believe it is a step in the right direction; so let's work together and get it done.


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