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Delaney Statement on Newtown Families Visiting Capitol Hill, Possible Gun Safety Vote


Location: Washington, DC

A number of Newtown families have traveled to Washington this week to lobby Congress on gun safety.

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) releases the following statement:

"I hope all of us in Washington listen to the Newtown families this week. It's incredibly important that we not lose sight of how necessary it is that we address the problem of gun violence in our communities. It is unthinkable that in the face of so many repeated tragedies we would not only not pass meaningful legislation; we wouldn't even hold a vote. When our schools, our churches, our public spaces become sites of large-scale violence, we need to look to our values, examine policies that are clearly not working, and find solutions."

Congressman Delaney supports closing loopholes and improving the background check system used by law enforcement, limiting access to military-grade weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, strengthening penalties for illegal gun trafficking, and expanding access to mental illness care.

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