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Rep. Sewell to host virtual discussion on gun violence Thursday

The discussion will be streamed online Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Congresswoman Terri Sewell during a committee hearing. Office of Rep. Terri Sewell

Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, will host a TerriTalk Facebook Live discussion regarding the epidemic of gun violence that is tearing through Alabama and communities across the nation.

Joining Sewell will be Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham, Community Activist LeMarkus Snow, and Mental Health Therapist Fightress Aaron. The conversation will be streamed live on Sewell’s official Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages.

The discussion will begin Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

According to Everytown for Gun Safety, Alabama has the second-highest rate of gun violence in the U.S. with 1,090 Alabamians killed and 3,442 wounded by guns every year. Guns are the leading cause of death among children and teens in the state.

Sewell has long been an advocate for common-sense gun safety measures that would keep families, children, and communities safe while defending the rights of responsible gun owners. This week, she will vote in favor of HR7910, the Protecting Our Kids Act, which would strengthen background checks, crack down on illegal gun trafficking, restrict large capacity magazines, and raise the age to purchase semi-automatic weapons to 21.

She will also vote in favor of the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to keep guns out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves or others. Together, these common sense measures would reduce the impact of gun violence on Alabama communities and save lives.

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