Enough talk. It's time to take action on guns.
Last week’s tragic mass shooting in Oregon broke our hearts. Eight students and their English professor gunned down in the classroom. Today, we heard reports of two more shootings on college campuses – one in Arizona, and one in Texas.
How many times does this have to happen until Congress does something about it?
It’s time to take action and confront the crisis of gun violence head on. That’s why I’m leading the effort with my fellow vice-chairs of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force to push for a Select Committee tasked with finding a solution to this national epidemic. The Select Committee would examine, among other things, why mass shootings happen and what we can do to improve our gun laws.
This would be a bipartisan committee focused on finding common ground and implementing practical solutions. We need to find ways to prevent gun violence without infringing on Second Amendment rights.
We can solve this problem. It’s within our power to save lives.