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According to Axios, Today’s “Listening Session” is at 4:15 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Everytown for Gun Safety released the following statement today ahead of President Trump’s “listening session” with students, parents and other gun violence survivors amid national outrage in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT OF EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:
“The President and Congress must listen to the students, educators, mothers and fathers across America who are demanding meaningful action to reduce gun violence. Congress needs to get serious and meet this moment with significant action, starting with legislation to require criminal background checks on every gun sale — supported by 97 percent of Americans.”
Today’s event should be an opportunity for President Trump to explain what his administration will do following the Parkland, Florida mass school shooting, and answer questions such as:
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs