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Gun Violence Survivors Rally at U.S. Capitol to Call for Assault Weapons Ban

HeadlineJul 14, 2022

In Washington, D.C., parents of children murdered in Uvalde and survivors of the Highland Park mass shooting gathered at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to demand a federal assault weapons ban. This is Kimberly Rubio, whose daughter Lexi was one of 19 fourth graders and two teachers killed by an 18-year-old gunman with an assault rifle at Robb Elementary School in May.

Kimberly Rubio: “But there is one question that should be on the forefront of their minds: What if the gunman never had access to an assault weapon? I want that question to be the first thing to cross their mind in the morning and the last thought they have before they go to bed each night, because we are no longer asking for change. We are demanding it, and we are angry as hell.”

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