House Gun Sit-In Organizers Call on House Leadership to Act on Gun Violence Prevention

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Robin Kelly (IL-02), and John Larson (CT-01), three of the organizers of the gun violence prevention sit-in in 2016, led 131 of their colleagues in a letter to House leadership urging immediate action to combat gun violence.
 
In their letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Majority Whip James Clyburn, the Members write, “More than 240,000 Americans have lost their lives to gun violence since the sit-in.  In just the last two weeks alone, we’ve lost 31 innocent lives to mass shootings in Buffalo and now Texas.  No district, town, or community is immune from gun violence.  From Uvalde to Buffalo to Parkland to Sandy Hook, there isn’t a city, town or neighborhood in this country that hasn’t been impacted by gun violence.  It is an epidemic in the United States, and a public health…

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