WE NEED TO CONSIDER NOT ONLY MASS SHOOTINGS, BUT THE DAILY TOLL OF GUN VIOLENCE THAT AFFLICTS ALL OF OUR COMMUNITIES. IN ONE YEAR ON AVERAGE, 108,000 AMERICANS ARE SHOT IN MURDERS, ASSAULTS, SUICIDE, AND SUICIDE ATTEMPTS, ACCIDENTS, AND POLICE ACTION. APPROXIMATELY 32,000 -- 32,500 OF THESE INDIVIDUALS DIE. NEARLY 12,000 ARE MURDERED. MORE THAN 31 AMERICANS EVERY DAY. WE KNOW WHAT WILL WORK TO REDUCE THAT. WE MUST ACT TO EXPAND BACKGROUND CHECKS TO CLOSE THE PRIVATE SALE LOOPHOLE AND MAKE SURE THOSE CHECKS PREVENT THE SALES OF GUNS TO TERRORISTS. WE SHOULD COME TOGETHER TO VOTE ON THE TWO BILLS AND REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.
Michigan Democratic Congressional Delegation along with community leaders of the Metropolitan Detroit Region at the Berkley Police Department, June 29, 2016 addressing an end to gun violence.
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