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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

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Reps. Titus & Kelly Remember Las Vegas Victims and Call for Action to Stop Machine Guns

Oct 25, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswomen Dina Titus (NV-01) and Robin Kelly (IL-02) took to the House floor to challenge their colleagues to quickly approve life-saving legislation to ban “bump stocks,” an after-market modification that turns assault weapons into nearly fully-automatic weapons.

“Congressional Republicans and the NRA signaled support of action on bump stocks in the wake of the 1 October tragedy,” said Congresswoman Dina Titus. “But since then, their hopeful and sympathetic tone has morphed into radio silence. We cannot ignore the fact that if we don’t act soon, we risk jeopardizing more innocent lives.”

“Machine guns were outlawed for a reason and devices that turn a firearm into machine guns should be outlawed as well,” added Congresswoman Kelly.

In the days following the Las Vegas tragedy, legislation was introduced to prohibit the manufacturing, possession or transfer of “bump stocks.”

It seemed that bump stock legislation was likely to be the first common sense gun safety proposal to receive a vote since Republicans took control of the House in 2010. However, a recent change of heart from the NRA has ground the legislative process to a halt on such life-saving measures.

Following their speeches, Congresswoman Titus read the names of the 58 Las Vegas victims into the Congressional Record. These names add to the 150 already read into the Congressional Record by Congresswoman Kelly following her pledge to read one name into the Record for every dollar Speaker Paul Ryan took from the NRA during the 2016 election cycle.

1.         Hannah Ahlers

2.         Heather Alvarado

3.         Dorene Anderson

4.         Carrie Barnette

5.         Jack Beaton

6.         Steve Berger

7.         Candice Bowers

8.         Denise Burditus

9.         Sandy Casey

10.       Andrea Castilla

11.       Denise Cohen

12.       Austin Davis

13.       Thomas Day, Jr.

14.       Christiana Duarte

15.       Stacee Etcheber

16.       Brian Fraser

17.       Keri Galvan

18.       Dana Gardner

19.       Angela Gomez

20.       Rocio Guillen Rocha

21.       Charleston Hartfield

22.       Chris Hazencomb

23.       Jennifer Topaz Irvine

24.       Teresa Nicol Kimura

25.       Jessica Klymchuk

26.       Carly Kreibaum

27.       Rhonda LeRocque

28.       Victor Link

29.       Jordan McIldoon

30.       Kelsey Meadows

31.       Calla-Marie Medig

32.       James "Sonny" Melton

33.       Patricia Mestas

34.       Austin Meyer

35.       Adrian Murfitt

36.       Rachael Parker

37.       Jenny Parks

38.       Carrie Parsons

39.       Lisa Patterson

40.       John Phippen

41.       Melissa Ramirez

42.       Jordyn Rivera

43.       Quinton Robbins

44.       Cameron Robinson

45.       Tara Roe

46.       Lisa Romero-Muniz

47.       Chris Roybal

48.       Brett Schwanbeck

49.       Bailey Schweitzer

50.       Laura Shipp

51.       Erick Silva

52.       Susan Smith

53.       Brennan Stewart

54.       Derrick “Bo” Taylor

55.       Neysa Tonks

56.       Michelle Vo

57.       Kurt von Tillow

58.       Bill Wolfe

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