(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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                               GUN REFORM

  (Ms. HAHN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
  Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, background checks may not have changed what 
happened at Sandy Hook, but I hope Sandy Hook changes what happens 
  Ninety percent of the American people agree that expanding background 
checks for gun sales is the right thing to do. These checks will help 
keep guns out of the hands of the mentally unstable, convicted felons, 
and domestic abusers who threaten the safety of our families and our 
  It's time for Congress to listen to common sense and the voices of 
the American people.
  I say to my Senate colleagues: You came here to work for the American 
people, not just to work for your reelection. We're here to do a job, 
not just keep our jobs.
  I support Senators Manchin and Toomey for coming together in a 
bipartisan way to push forward this legislation for expanded background 
checks. All we need is 60 Senators who have the courage to stand up and 
do the right thing.
  Commonsense measures to fight tragedy shouldn't be a heavy lift. This 
should be an easy vote.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. All Members are reminded to direct their 
remarks to the Chair.