Rep. Terri Sewell Joins Members of Congress to Stage a Sit-In Demanding a Vote on Commonsense Gun Laws
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri Sewell joins her colleagues sitting in on the House floor in tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting and all those who have lost their lives or loved ones to senseless gun violence.
“Congress has repeatedly failed to pass gun safety measures that would protect our communities while preserving the rights of responsible gun owners. While I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, I believe that strengthening background checks, eliminating gun show loopholes, and preventing potential terrorists from acquiring assault weapons will not limit the rights of lawful gun owners to protect and defend themselves.
“Make no mistake; this is not an attempt to take guns away from law-abiding citizens—these are common sense gun safety measures. We must set aside party politics and work together in the best interests of our nation to reduce gun violence and senseless killings.
“The rising tide of gun violence continues to claim far too many lives. It’s time for Congress to act. I urge my colleagues to take up gun safety measures that will protect our families and our communities. We cannot continue to mourn these tragedies without doing all we can to prevent them.”