Preventing Gun Violence: A Call to Action, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, February 6, 2019   [open pdf - 87MB]

This is the February 6, 2019 hearing on "Preventing Gun Violence: A Call to Action," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of Jerrold Nadler: "The epidemic of gun violence in this country is a national crisis and an international embarrassment. In 2017, nearly 40,000 Americans lost their lives because of guns. In fact, every day in America, on average, 34 people are murdered with a firearm, and more than 183 people are injured in an attack. While no other country in the industrialized world would tolerate such statistics--in fact, gun deaths in most of those countries barely crack triple digits annually--in the United States it is accepted as a grim reality. [...] Today we will hear from a broad array of witnesses representing diverse perspectives on the issue of gun violence. They will help educate us on the scope of the problem, and they will inform our consideration of various legislative options so that we may, at last, take real action to address this crisis." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Aalayah Eastmond, Savannah Lindquist, Diane Latiker, Joseph V. Sakran, Sabrina Tapp-Harper, Art Acevedo, Joyce Lee Malcolm, and Robyn Thomas.

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Serial No. 116-2
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