U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Sends Letter to GOP Leadership Urging Republicans Not to Obstruct President Obama’s Executive Actions on Guns

Jan 20, 2016

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Sends Letter to GOP Leadership Urging Republicans Not to Obstruct President Obama’s Executive Actions on Guns

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – New York City Congressman Gregory W. Meeks and Chicago Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly were joined by 107 Democrats to send a letter to Republican Leadership in the House and Senate, discouraging any efforts to undermine President Obama’s recent executive actions to curb gun violence:

 “This country has suffered far too many deaths and tragedies because of gun violence.  As we grieve with the families and friends of the more than 33,000 Americans killed by guns last year, Republican Leadership continually blocks any effort to reduce that number. The GOP has failed to mitigate this serious problem and now Republicans are threatening to prevent or weaken President Obama’s sensible and constitutional executive orders” Congressman Meeks stated.

“Today, with over 100 Democrats banding together, we sent a strong message to GOP Leadership that we strongly disprove of Republican threats to inhibit or sabotage the President’s significant executive actions,” Congressman Meeks continued.

Co-lead of the letter, Representative Robin L. Kelly said, “Senseless gun violence has been plaguing our nation for far too long. It’s simply unacceptable in the United States of America that gun violence is the leading cause of death for people under 24.  It’s time for us to come together to end the gun violence that’s taking a generation of young Americans.  I applaud President Obama’s leadership and his important actions to curb the violence plaguing our communities.  Congress must now carry the baton and not stand in the way by working with President Obama to help solve one of our nation’s most pressing problems.” 

 

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