Congressman George Miller sent out a letter to his supporters and the media today regarding President Obama’s plan to reduce gun violence.
The letter is shown below:
Every day, 50 children and teens are shot. Eight of those children die, five from murder. Since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary last month, more than 900 Americans have been killed by guns.
Yesterday, President Obama put forward a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence in the United States, including a mandate for universal background checks for every gun purchase, restrictions on high capacity ammunition magazines, a ban on dangerous, military-style assault weapons, stronger federal gun trafficking laws, and a stronger approach to mental health and education issues.
I support his proposal and took part in a hearing House Democrats held yesterday to discuss ways to strengthen sensible gun safety laws, fix glaring loopholes, and keep dangerous people away from powerful weapons.
As Congress now grapples with this important issue, I want to hear from you. What do you think will help prevent gun violence in America? Let me know by taking part in my gun violence prevention survey here .
The death, injury and heartache caused by gun violence are devastating. We need to act now. Unless we do, more than 120,000 people will be killed by guns over the next four years. Instead, I’d like to be able to say that together, we did something to save lives.
Member of Congress