House Passes First Major Gun Bill In Over 20 Years
The bill has been an especially long time coming for Georgia Rep.
Lucy McBath, whose 17-year-old son Jordan was gunned down, unarmed, for playing rap music in his car in 2012. “After my son’s death, I dedicated my entire life to advocating for common-sense gun safety solutions, but it was the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that finally motivated me to join this legislative body,” McBath said in her testimony on Wednesday. “The overwhelming bipartisan support for universal background checks symbolizes the power of advocacy and the incredible power of the survivors, family members, and students who have shared their stories. …
H.R. 8 will ensure that mothers and fathers have one less reason to worry.”