This week along there was a shooting at a South Carolina mall, a high school in South Dakota and a community college in Oregon. Some members of Congress are calling for action. On Thursday morning, more than 140 members of Congress sent a letter to the Speaker of the House urging gun violence prevention legislation be brought to the House floor.
4th District Congressman Jim Himes was among those who signed on to the letter which said that gun violence affects every District and every community in America.
The letter specifically mentions Sandy Hook, and that many elected officials vowed to never let something like that happen again, but notes that there have been at least 50 mass shootings since then. The letter says it's long past time that Congress addresses the national epidemic of gun violence.