Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in support of today’s sit-in staged by House Democrats to demand Republican leadership to hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence:
“Today, history was made. Dozens of House Democrats staged a sit-in on the House Floor to demand a vote on legislation to address gun violence. In the wake of the recent shooting in Orlando that claimed 49 innocent lives, Republican leadership has failed to vote even on commonsense legislation that would expand background checks and prevent dangerous firearms from being sold to suspected terrorists. Enough is enough.
“Now more than ever, the issue of gun violence should transcend party lines. It’s time for the American people to demand new gun laws to make our country a safer place for all. We must take action.”