NY Rep Calls For Gun Control Legislation During Vigil

Aug 6, 2019

Following mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, vigils have since been held across the nation. A New York congressman spoke during one held Monday evening in Westchester County.

Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel spoke to a crowd in White Plains.

“And we’re not going to stop until we have gun control, sensible gun control legislation passed so the American people can feel safe and feel that they can go anywhere they want, and not be gunned down by crazy people who are white supremacists or mentally deranged or whatever it is,” Engel said. “It’s time that we stand up and say enough is enough.”

Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, says the needed federal actions are obvious, including expanded background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. In a speech Monday, President Trump denounced racism, bigotry and white supremacy.