February 26, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 35 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
GUN VIOLENCE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 35
(House of Representatives - February 26, 2019)
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[Page H2220] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] GUN VIOLENCE (Mr. NORCROSS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. NORCROSS. Madam Speaker, I am here to tell a story about gun violence that spans multiple generations, and it started in my hometown of Camden, a city in New Jersey. A tragic event happened in Camden in 1949. Howard Unruh shot and killed 13 people. This event is now considered the first modern mass shooting in our country's history. During those horrific events that unfolded, a 12-year-old boy hid in the closet as his mother and father were slaughtered. His name was Charles Cohen, and nearly 70 years later in a school in Parkland, Florida, his own granddaughter, Carly Novell, hid in a closet, just like her grandfather did. Carly is with us today to see how true democracy works. I will end with Carly's words. She said: ``This pain shouldn't be generational.'' She is right. It shouldn't have happened, and we must do more for our children, for our grandchildren, and for everyone in our communities. ____________________