For Immediate Release:
December 15, 2015
Contact: Darby Hickey
Grosso Introduces Resolution Calling on Congress to Adopt Comprehensive Gun Control Legislation
Washington, D.C.--Today, Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced a Sense of the Council resolution calling on Congress to act swiftly and decisively to protect all Americans from further gun violence by enacting sensible and comprehensive gun control measures. The resolution has full Council support with all members joining as co-introducers. In addition, the resolution demands that Congress refrain from adopting legislation that would restrict the District of Columbia government's ability to legislate the regulation of firearms.
"Yesterday marked the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre where a gunman tragically murdered 26 people in Newtown, Connecticut. Since then, Congress has failed time and time again to pass gun reform laws," Grosso said. "I introduced this resolution because Congress has a responsibility to protect all Americans. They can demonstrate their commitment to protecting the safety and well-being of all Americans by reforming the woefully inadequate gun laws that currently exist."
Everytown for Gun Safety reports that there have been 161 incidences of school shootings across the nation since 2013. In the past 349 days of this year, there have been 355 mass shootings in the United States.
"This is a call to action," said Grosso. "It is time for Congress to adopt practical and comprehensive gun control measures."