On Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 pm, Rep. Adam Schiff will convene and moderate a town hall to discuss the causes of gun violence such as the horrendous shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The discussion will include federal legislation that has been proposed to put in place universal background checks for all gun sales, improve mental health treatment and the quality of records in the background check system, and other proposals being debated by Congress.
Congressman Schiff will be joined by Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, former State Senator Jack Scott, Dr. Anand Pandya, Loren Lieb, and an invited representative from the NRA.
“Since Newtown, Congress has been debating steps that we can take to prevent future gun violence and tragedies from occurring,” said Rep. Schiff. “It’s my hope that we can take steps to crack down on straw purchasers, ban assault weapons with extended ammunition clips, repeal the gun industry’s immunity from liability, and make background checks universal, among other steps. This town hall will serve as an opportunity for members of the public to weigh in, and hear directly from experts and those that have experience with gun violence and mental health. Together, we can explore steps to prevent horrendous tragedies like Newtown.”
The event will be held at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069