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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Stop the insanity

On the 5th anniversary of Parkland mass shooting, Magaziner joins House gun violence prevention task force

On the 5th anniversary of the devastating mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Representative Seth Magaziner (RI-02) announced that he has joined the House Gun Violence Task Force. Magaziner’s announcement comes on the heels of yet another school shooting at Michigan State University, which claimed the lives of three students. The United States has now experienced 67 mass shootings since the beginning of 2023. 

Earlier this month, Rep. Magaziner became an original co-sponsor of the Assault Weapons Ban Act and Bipartisan Background Checks Act. Magaziner also signed on to legislation to require safe storage of firearms, ban bump stocks, and regulate high-capacity magazines.  

“Today’s anniversary is not just a reminder, it’s a rebuke: we have a gun violence problem in this country, and it’s long past time we do something about it,” said Rep. Magaziner. 

“I’m sick and tired of lawmakers who are content to offer empty calls for ‘thoughts and prayers’ while our children are slaughtered in their classrooms. As part of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, I plan to join my colleagues in taking on those who would stand in the way of safety for children and families, so that we can finally end the epidemic of gun violence that is raging throughout our nation.” 

On February 14, 2018, a lone gunman took the lives of 14 students and 3 educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It was the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.