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  • Take Action to End Gun Violence in Our Nation

    by Representative Jerry McNerney

    Posted on 2015-12-09

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    McNERNEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. McNERNEY. Mr. Speaker, last Wednesday, December 2, the Nation was devastated by another mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. On December 2, there were three mass shootings in the United States. The fact that this violence is routine and ordinary is incomprehensible.

    Mr. Speaker, it is particularly incomprehensible that people who are on the no-fly list are able to legally purchase assault weapons. How is it that someone considered too dangerous to fly is able to purchase an assault weapon? There is a solution, though, Mr. Speaker. A bill proposed by Peter King of New York will not allow people on the no-fly list to purchase weapons without a sufficient background check.

    Mr. Speaker, gun violence in our Nation kills nearly 90 people every day, roughly 32,000 people a year. I am a gun owner, but there are reasonable approaches to keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals while still protecting our Second Amendment rights.

    Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to support legislation that will end daily shootings and protect our citizens.


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