2022-06-09 11:34:15

"Act Now": House Hears from Uvalde & Buffalo Gun Violence Victims, Passes Reforms Doomed in Senate

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved new gun control measures, including raising the minimum age for the purchase of most semiautomatic rifles to 21 and banning high-capacity magazines. The new rules passed the House in a 223-204 vote, but are doomed in the Senate, where a bipartisan group is working on passing a much more limited set of reforms. The vote took place after a House committee heard harrowing testimony from people affected by recent gun violence, including an 11-year-old survivor of the Uvalde school massacre who watched her classmates get killed. "I grabbed a little blood, and I put it all over me'," Miah Cerrillo told lawmakers in her testimony. "And then I grabbed my teacher's phone and called 911."

We feature excerpts of Cerrillo's testimony, along with the parents of 10-year-old victim Lexi Rubio and Dr. Roy Guerrero, Uvalde's only pediatrician.#democracynow

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