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    Gun Violence and School Safety

    A House Homeland Security subcommittee held a hearing on school safety and gun violence. Witnesses included security officials and the parent of a student killed in the Parkland, Florida high school shooting. Lauren Hogg, Parkland shooting survivor and co-founder of March for Our Lives, also testified and told members she opposed the idea of arming teachers and stressed more needed to be done by lawmakers to prevent gun violence in schools.

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    Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein Comments on San Diego Synagogue Shooting

    Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein spoke to reporters in the White House driveway about the possible hate crime shooting at his synagogue in San Diego in which he was injured and one member of his congregation on April 27, 2019.


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    March For Our Lives Rally

    Thousands gathered in downtown Washington, D.C. for the “March for Our Lives” rally. An estimated 800 similar marches happened around the world. The event was organized in response to the February 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, as well as other school shootings since the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Colorado. Several Marjory Stoneman Douglas students addressed the rally, and they were joined by other students affected by gun violence from around the country . In their speeches they called for legislation to help end gun violence. Several artists performed at the event including Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ben Platt.

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    Senator Chris Murphy on Gun Violence

    Senator Chris Murphy spoke on the chamber floor about the victims of the February 14, 2018, high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. He also talked about about gun violence across the U.S. and gun control legislation.