There have been over 300 mass shootings so far in 2019, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, including eight in the past week alone.
As part of his mission to address the crisis, Rep. Max Rose (D-NY), a member of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, held a roundtable on gun violence today with students at Curtis High School.
It was the third such roundtable Rose has held with students in his district, and comes just weeks after he used a Congressional hearing on school safety and gun violence to center students’ voices and highlight the lack of inaction on the gun violence epidemic.
“Do you think we’ve done enough?” Rose asked Lauren Hogg, a Parkland shooting survivor and Co-Founder of March for Our Lives.
“If we did enough, I wouldn’t be here,” Hogg said. “Lots of people back in my community in Florida would not have lost their children.”
During his first year in Congress, Rose has voted to pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which would close the background check loophole and require a background check for every gun sale or transfer. He also supports an assault weapons ban.