May 27, 2022

Durbin Meets with Everytown, Discusses Common Sense Gun Legislation

CHICAGO – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today met virtually with John Feinblatt, President of Everytown for Gun Safety, following this week’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. During their meeting, Durbin and Feinblatt discussed legislative paths forward to curb gun violence, including bills focused on closing gaps in the gun background check system.

“I cannot imagine the immense pain the families of those 19 children and two teachers who lost their lives in the Robb Elementary School gun massacre are suffering,” Durbin said. “The message has come in loud and clear from the American people to Congress: do something.  The Senate has the opportunity to pass common sense reforms that would reduce the epidemic of gun violence, and we must act.  I appreciate the dedicated efforts of organizations like Everytown whose members have been working for years to prevent gun violence and save lives.”

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