Photo Caption: Mayor Nancy Rotering of Highland Park speaks.
On February 20, 10th District Congressman Brad Schneider hosted a round table meeting in Glenview with local leaders and organizations working to promote commonsense policies to reduce gun violence.
“Across our country, senseless gun violence is an epidemic that is threatening our communities and claiming the lives of far too many,” said Schneider. “It is long past time for Congress to directly address this issue as the critical public health crisis that it is, and begin to work in a bipartisan way toward commonsense gun safety measures. I am committed to partnering with anyone serious about confronting gun violence to find common ground to make our communities safer.”
Photo Caption: Rep. Schneider listens to Jessyca Dudley, Gun Violence Prevention Officer at the Joyce Foundation.
Schneider and attendees discussed ways to build support for commonsense measures to expand background checks and reduce trafficking of guns over state lines.
Participants discussed legislation under consideration by Congress that would weaken gun safety. In particular, a bill that would legalize the sale of silencers and legislation to irresponsibly broaden concealed carry permits regardless of local state laws were highlighted by the round table as troubling developments for gun violence prevention.
Reducing gun violence is a priority for Schneider. He is a member of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, and used his first speech on the House floor in both terms in office to discuss the need to take action to address this problem.
Photo Caption: Rep. Schneider with participants following the roundtable on gun violence.
Participants in the round table included:
- Kathleen Sances- Executive Director, GPAC
- Colleen Daley- Executive Director, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
- Hon. Nancy Rotering, Mayor of Highland Park
- Jessyca Dudley- Gun Violence Prevention Officer, Joyce Foundation
- Andrea Beggs- Moms Demand Action
- Tracy Katz Muhl- Moms Demand Action
- Bill Jenkins – Author