Members of Congress Call on Colleagues to Bring Someone Impacted by Gun Violence to the SOTU

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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and four of her Democratic colleagues in the House are asking members to bring someone whose life has been marred by gun violence to the State of the Union address next month.

Each member is permitted to bring one guest to the speech, which will be delivered on Feb. 12.

DeLauro, along with Reps. Carolyn McCarthy of New York, Keith Ellison of Minnesota and David Cicilline and Jim Langevin of Rhode Island, have sent a letter to members of the House Democratic caucus asking each of them to invite a person who\’s been impacted by gun violence.

\”It is vital that we include the American public and give a voice to our constituents as we search for comprehensive solutions to this problem,” the letter states. \”In December, President Obama declared that addressing gun-related violence would be a ‘central issue’ as he opens his second term.

\”It is our hope that their presence in the House Gallery will send a strong message that it is long past time to act.\”

 

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9 thoughts on “Members of Congress Call on Colleagues to Bring Someone Impacted by Gun Violence to the SOTU

  1. david panagrossi

    how about bringing responsible firearms owners as well. you speak of bringing your consitutes however you have choosen to speak to the ones whom suit your political needs

      1. BillboyBaggins

        You are asking for war, Bill. Where will that leave you since you don’t own a gun? Maybe you are one of the elite that can hire armed guards or maybe you are a hypocrite and do own a gun?

  2. Kim

    Where are the calls for those whose lives have been affected POSITIVELY by responsible gun ownership. Aren’t they part of the ‘American Public’? Are they not ‘consitituents?

    Isn’t testimony about how potential rapes, murders, burglaries, carjacking, kidnappings, etc were stopped cold or prevented, relevant to an ‘honest discussion’ on gun rights? Of course not – honesty is not welcome. All the screams for ‘open, honest debate’ mean only discussions about how criminals and mentally incompetent losers commit crimes, will be allowed.

    These politicians are criminals and should be removed from their positions at the first indication that they won’t uphold their oath to UPHOLD, DEFEND AND PROTECT THE CONSITUTION.

    Thanks, Daniela. This issue and the questions I have posed are obvious ‘slow pitches’ that anyone wishing to carry the mantle of reporter should have swung on. But then, you don’t fit that description, do you?

    ““It is our hope that their presence in the House Gallery will send a strong message that it is long past time to act.”

    Yep, this is ‘acting’ alright. Very poor acting, but acting nonetheless. Acting like politicians; acting like reporters; acting like they care about their ‘constituents’, etc. How frighteningly sad, but oh so predictable.

  3. deep44

    Repeal the 2nd amendment becuase you do not like it. Im ok with your suggestion but I personally do not like the 1st amendment, so add it to your list

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