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Congresswoman Kelly Renews Calls for Passage of Her Bill, HR 224, In Wake of San Bernardino Shooting Deaths, Wounded

Congresswoman Robin Kelly
Congresswoman Robin Kelly. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) renewed her call for “common sense” tun reform legislation in wake of the shootings in San Bernardino, California that left at least 14 dead and more than a dozen wounded.

All this at a social services facility.

Congresswoman Kelly’s statement from her Facebook page follows:

On Wednesday, 14 were killed and over a dozen wounded in San Bernardino, California, at a social services facility. Once again, first responders were heroically on the scene in a matter of minutes, saving who knows how many more lives. I have refused to participate in meaningless Congressional “moments of silence.” We need more than “thoughts and prayers.” We need “common sense” gun reform legislation, including universal background checks, favored by more than 90 percent of Americans.

I introduced HR 224, recognizing gun violence as a public health emergency. This bill would require the Surgeon General to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on the public’s health. The public deserves to know the full impact of gun violence in communities and the economic and healthcare related costs. I urge my colleagues to join me today, not in a “moment of silence,” but to get to work on stopping this senseless violence. ‪#‎DoSomething‬ to‪#‎StopGunViolence‬