Sewell Co-Signs Letter to Speaker on gun violence

Published 4:34 am Friday, November 3, 2023

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) worked with House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chair Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-04) in a letter on Thursday to Speaker Mike Johnson about addressing America’s gun violence epidemic.

Another 115 other members took part in the letter.

“God’s children are being killed every day in our country in part because of the inaction of Republican leadership on gun violence prevention legislation. Families of every faith in America have empty chairs around the dinner table because Republicans have failed to answer our constituents’ prayers for action,” the Members wrote. “In response to the gun violence crisis, you have called for more thoughts and prayers without a commitment to taking any action to address the bloodshed

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“The book of John says that ‘the good shepherd lays down his life’ for his flock. As Democrats, we are not asking for personal sacrifice, but simply that Republican leadership work with us to enact common sense laws that will save lives. We stand ready to work with you on any policies that will help end gun violence.”