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Rep. Courtney: Hold Hearings On School Shootings

Rep. Courtney: Hold Hearings On School Shootings

Rep. Joe Courtney, a member of the House’s education committee, is pressing his Republican colleagues to hold hearings on preventing school shootings in the wake of the massacre that left 17 dead at a Florida high school.

“Something is deeply wrong in our society when we experience routine massacres, but we take no action to prevent such occurrences from repeatedly taking place,” Courtney said. “When a plane crashes, we conduct thorough investigations to figure out what went wrong and enact regulations in an attempt to prevent the next crash.”

Courtney and his Democratic colleagues wrote to the committee’s Republican chairwoman, Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., requesting hearings,...

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