I write in response to my New Orleans constituent Tracy Ball’s passionate letter demanding action from her representatives in Congress to prevent further gun violence. I thank her for drawing attention to this important issue and for calling upon Congress to act.
I hope my U.S. senators, John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, along with my U.S. representative, C…
The Las Vegas mass shooting took a toll on many Americans. I send my condolences to all who were affected. However, I know that as a member of Congress with the power to make a difference, even my deepest thoughts and prayers are not enough. I know that to further prevent this tragedy from happening again, we must continue to fight for common sense gun regulations. To this end, I have supported bills that would ban assault weapons, high capacity magazines and bump stocks. I have also co-sponsored bills to close the “Charleston loophole” and establish a universal background check system for gun purchasers. Unfortunately, all of these bills failed to receive a vote under Republican congressional control.
Regardless of the setbacks, I promise to continue fighting for the protection of the American people and hope for my colleagues will do the same. We can and must do better.