Families of victims of mass shootings meet with lawmakers, demand action

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Family members of victims of mass shootings have met with lawmakers and gun control organizations on Capitol Hill to demand action.

More than 100 family members and survivors of gun violence from 21 states attended the gathering, saying they want to see universal background checks.

A Connecticut Senator says a universal background checks bill will pass in the House of Representatives in the new Democrat majority Congress, but it lacks the votes needed to pass the Republican majority Senate.

“Every single day that we grow this movement politically, every day that you have the courage to tell your stories we are winning more,” Sen. Chris Murphy said.

Calls for common sense gun reform have been made before, but these lawmakers are hopeful the new Congress will work together to break the grip of gun violence on our nation.

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(This story was originally published on December 6, 2018)

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