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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier Reacts to Statements by Trump Administration and Republican Leadership that It is Not Time for the Gun Debate

October 3, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration and Republican leaders who claim, it is not time to engage in the gun debate.

“The outright refusal of the Trump Administration and Republican leaders to discuss public safety and gun violence in America – following the largest mass shooting in recent history – shows how tight a grip the NRA has on the presidency and Congress.

“It is time to put public safety above politics, and engage in an immediate and rational conversation about gun violence. These conversations can take place in public or private committee sessions, with or without the NRA, or on the floor of the House of Representatives, but to do nothing fails the 59 innocent victims who lost their lives yesterday and the nearly 12,000 victims whose lives are taken by a firearm each year in America.”