Chairman Thompson Leads Letter Inviting President to Discuss Gun Violence Prevention
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05), Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, led a letter to the President asking him to meet with the Task Force to discuss how to protect Americans from gun violence while also protecting individuals’ Second Amendment right. The letter is co-signed by the 96 members of the Task Force.
“Like you, we were shocked and saddened by the mass shooting in Las Vegas,” the Members wrote. “This year, we have lost more than 11,000 people in America due to gun violence. More than 23,000 have been injured. We think that you will agree that this is wrong and that the senseless horror must be addressed.
“For years, we have extended our hand and asked the Republican Leadership to come to the table to work with us to find a solution. At every turn, they have refused.
“That’s why we are asking you to meet with members of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. You have the power to make real change in America and protect our communities from the senseless gun violence like we saw in Las Vegas. Together, we can find common ground that respects and supports the 2nd Amendment while keeping guns out of the hands of people who should not have them – criminals and the dangerously mentally ill. We are reaching out to you, please: join us in the fight to end gun violence.”
The full letter to the President can be found here.