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Blumenthal Statement on House Sit-in to Call for Action on gun Violence Prevention Measures

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) applauded Members of the House Democratic Caucus – including his colleagues in the Connecticut Congressional Delegation – who are conducting a sit-in demonstration to demand that the House take up gun violence prevention measures to expand background checks and prevent gun sales to suspected terrorists. Blumenthal joined the Members on the House Floor earlier today.

“I was proud to walk over and join my colleagues in the House - led by Congressmen John Lewis and my fellow Members of the Connecticut Congressional Delegation - today in demanding action. Gun violence is a public health epidemic that is killing our constituents, and Congress’s refusal to address it is nothing short of a profound injustice. Like the Senate filibuster I helped to lead last week, the House sit-in is a powerful demonstration of our responsibility not to give up, not to relent in calling for action to end the horror show of death and injury that Congress’s failure has perpetuated.”‎