Sheila Jackson Lee calls for ‘common sense’ approach to gun control

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HOUSTON, TX – This week we remember the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Since that day in 1968, 1 million people have been killed with guns in the United States.

Luckily, no one died in January at Lone Star College during the shooting, but it was enough for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to remember history — past and present.

“We gather here today simply as citizens in the backdrop of honoring Dr. King to remind you of what gun violence has done to Americans,” said Jackson Lee.

The congresswoman talked about what she calls “common sense” steps to combat gun violence.

“Regulate the use of who gets these weapons. One, by the issue of universal background checks, by upgrading our mental health resources, by banning multiple rounds, by stopping gun trafficking. Can you do what your conscience drives you to do? Which is the right thing?”

It looks like the political right and left will have a lot to say about this.

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