gun control

On Thursday morning during the House sit-in, Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell from Michigan took the podium to make an impassioned plea for the passage of gun control legislation.“I lived in a house with a man who should not have had access to a gun,” said Dingell. “I know what it’s like to see a gun pointed at you and wonder if you were gonna live. And I know what it’s like to hide in a closet and pray, ‘Do not let anything happen to me.’”

Dingell has long used her own experiences to speak out against domestic violence and advocate for gun control. She proposed legislation last year that would have closed loopholes in domestic violence statutes by preventing abusers who are awaiting conviction and stalkers from buying guns.  

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Her speech Thursday morning on the House floor was one of the most powerful speeches made by a representative during the House sit-in. 

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