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Pelosi Calls For Changes To Help Stem Gun Violence

On Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke on gun violence during a press briefing in the Capitol. She said "Gun violence is a crisis of epidemic proportion in our nation. We've had far too many moments of silence on the floor of the House. And while it is right to respectfully acknowledge the losses, we can no longer remain silent. What gives us the right to hold moments of silence when we do nothing to act upon the cause of the grief?"

Pelosi made her statements in response to Wednesday's shooting massacre in San Bernardino, California where two suspects killed 14 people and injured another 20. This mass shooting came right after another mass shooting took place in Colorado Springs, where a lone suspect killed three people and injured another nine. On Tuesday, Colorado lawmakers led a moment of silence on the House floor to mourn the victims and honor their families. The same is expected next week for San Bernardino. Yet, Pelosi believes these are empty gestures.

In addition, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) tweeted on Wednesday "Your 'thoughts' should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. Your 'prayers' should be for forgiveness if you do nothing — again." The steps Pelosi wants to take to curb gun violence include:

An expansion of mandatory background checks preceding gun sales.

Congress adopting legislation barring those on the FBI's terrorist watch list from buying or owning guns.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) creating a special committee charged with studying gun violence and proposing specific policies for reining it in.

Pelosi went on to state "They have a committee to harass Hillary Clinton. They have a committee to attack women's health. They could possibly do something the American people truly want and that is to have a select committee on gun safety." Yet, a large majority of Republicans oppose tougher gun laws.

Photo: Life News

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