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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Statement on President Barack Obama's Speech at the University of Hartford

April 8, 2013
Press Release

Washington - Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after President Barack Obama delivered his remarks at the University of Hartford:

"Tonight, President Obama spoke to the tragedy of gun violence in our nation and what steps must be taken to end it. The President reminded each of us of the victims and families of 12/14 and of all victims of gun violence calling on Congress to vote on legislation that will help make our nation a safer place.

"In December I told Congress politics be damned when it comes to protecting our children and our communities. In Hartford, the President told Americans that if we come together, if we raise our voices together and if we demand this change together that cooperation and common sense will prevail. Congress should listen to our President and the victims of gun violence across the nation and do what is demanded and required by them. Congress owes the American people a vote."