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Parents, regulation enforcement and one fourth-grade scholar will on Wednesday describe to U.S. lawmakers mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, that final month left 31 Americans lifeless and horrified the nation as the newest examples of massacres carried out by lone teenage gunmen.
Among these set to testify earlier than the House of Representatives is Miah Cerrillo, who coated herself within the blood of her pal to play lifeless throughout the May 24 taking pictures at Robb Elementary in Uvalde. She will likely be joined by Felix and Kimberly Rubio, dad and mom to Lexi Rubio, 10, who was shot to loss of life in the identical classroom.
Zeneta Everhart, mom of 20-year-old survivor Zaire Goodman, will element the accidents suffered by her son on May 14, when an 18-year-old gunman carried out a racist rampage at a grocery store in Buffalo.
Other witnesses embrace Uvalde pediatrician Dr. Roy Guerrero, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia and Amy Swearer of The Heritage Foundation.
The testimony earlier than the House Committee on Oversight and Reform comes simply hours earlier than the broader chamber is anticipated to vote on a set of stricter gun legal guidelines collectively often known as the Protecting Our Kids Act.
Miah Cerrillo, a fourth-grade Robb Elementary School scholar who survived the May 24 college taking pictures in Uvalde, Texas, takes notes as victims’ dad and mom and survivors of Uvalde and Buffalo shootings testify earlier than a House Oversight Committee listening to on “The Urgent Need to Address the Gun Violence Epidemic,” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2022.
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The Democratic House will search to go laws Wednesday afternoon that raises the age at which an individual might buy an assault rifle to 21 from 18, outlaw the sale of large-capacity magazines and create new guidelines for storing firearms at properties.
Even if House Democrats are capable of muscle that invoice by way of the chamber, the transfer could be symbolic since Senate Republicans are united in opposition to it.
Instead, a bipartisan group of senators together with Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, are holding personal discussions on far-less-restrictive gun laws that stands a greater probability of reaching President Joe Biden’s desk.
Biden met with Murphy on Tuesday to debate his progress in Senate deliberations hours earlier than actor and Uvalde native Matthew McConaughey delivered an impassionate speech for tighter gun legal guidelines from the White House press briefing.
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