John Lewis gave a speech on the need for gun control. Ana Kasparian, Jimmy Dore, and Ron Placone, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Join TYT: https://goo.gl/v8E64M
"Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) led almost all of the House Democrats down the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday for a brief event to respond to the Las Vegas shooting massacre, asking those gathered, “How many more must die?”
“How many more dead bodies will it take to wake up this Congress?” Lewis asked, with fellow Democrats standing next to him along with former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was shot at a constituent event in Tucson in 2011.
“What will move this Congress to act?” he asked. “We hold moments of silence and vigils, and offer our thoughts and prayers, and it is all a show or placeholder until people forget.”
He suggested that has allowed a GOP-controlled Congress to roll back gun restrictions.
“Don’t tell me otherwise. I have been away too long,” he said. “I lost colleagues in Mississippi and Alabama to gun violence. We lost Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to a man with a rifle. We lost Senator Robert Kennedy to a man with a handgun. We have seen too many gun deaths and I am here to say right now, ‘This must stop, and it must stop now.’””*
Read more here: http://variety.com/2017/politics/news/las-vegas-shootings-john-lewis-1202580392/
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