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Happening Today: Congress Holds Another Hearing Instead of Taking Action to Reduce Gun Violence

As Students Prepare to March on Saturday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Will Hold A Hearing Entitled, “Preventable Violence in America: An Examination of Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Misguided Public Policy.

This Saturday, More than 700 Student-Led March for Our Lives Events Will Take Place to Demand Action on Gun Safety

NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown, released the following statement today more than a month after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, as the House of Representatives holds a hearing on the mistakes of law enforcement, instead of voting on legislation that would reduce gun violence. Since Parkland, Congress has taken no votes and passed no legislation on gun safety.

This morning, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations will hold a hearing called “Preventable Violence in America: An Examination of Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Misguided Public Policy.” The hearing will occur four days before more than 700 student-led March for Our Lives events will take place across the country to demand action on gun safety.

STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT OF EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:

“Congress is failing the American public if it doesn’t take action after Parkland. The gun lobby’s allies might want to change the subject, but if they cave to the NRA again this time, voters are going to throw them out in November.”

More than a month after Parkland, Congress has done nothing to reduce gun violence, despite unprecedented levels of support for common-sense gun safety reforms, a growing grassroots movement of students and several bipartisan bills in Congress — requiring background checks on all commercial gun sales, enacting a federal Red Flag law, closing the boyfriend loophole, notifying law enforcement when criminals try to buy guns, prohibiting bump stocks, and more.