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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Calls on New HHS Secretary to Conduct Research on Gun Violence and Public Safety [Video]


Feb 15, 2018
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a Health Subcommittee hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) called on Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to direct his agency to conduct serious research on gun violence and public safety.

“This is at least the 273rd school shooting nationwide since Sandy Hook occurred back in 2012,” Congressman Sarbanes said. “We keep sending our thoughts and prayers to the victimized families, but we really should be sending them laws that put in place commonsense gun safety measures. As Members of Congress, that’s our job.”

Sarbanes continued: “This is a public health crisis… and [your] agency, which is charged with dealing with public health… is gonna have to really ramp up the kind of research – public health research – we do into this crisis of gun violence, an epidemic of gun violence, across the country.”

See here for the full video.