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Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Congress Woman Lori Trahan.
I normally try not to clog your inbox with multiple emails in the same week, but this is too important to wait.
Each year, tens of thousands of people in the United States — including thousands of children — lose their lives to senseless and preventable gun violence. As an American, this sickens me. As a mom, it infuriates me.
On Thursday, I took action. The House took up and passed two key pieces of legislation to get at the root cause of the gun violence epidemic in our nation.
These bipartisan bills would require universal background checks on all gun purchases and finally close the “Charleston Loophole,” which allows guns to wrongly be sold to violent offenders and domestic abusers.
Before casting my vote to pass both bills, I took to the House floor to explain why this step is key to our efforts to end gun violence. You can watch my speech by CLICKING HERE.