CHICAGO (CBS) — After a violent and deadly holiday weekend, a Chicago Congresswoman is calling for gun control legislation, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.
While visiting a church over the Independence Day weekend, 2nd District Congresswoman Robin Kelly noted rampant gun violence has taken certain freedoms from residents.
“They don’t feel free to sit on their porch steps, they don’t feel free to go play in the park, or walk to the store and send their kids to school,” said Kelly.
Kelly is asking her colleagues in Washington D.C. to revisit gun control legislation by introducing a bill that would require the Surgeon General to make an annual report to Congress on the public health impact of gun violence.
“When you have the proper data, it helps you with putting together the proper policy recommendation,” said Kelly.
The Democratic Congresswoman adds the big picture solution to gun violence involves better job opportunities and community involvement.