U.S. lawmakers gather at the White House to discuss gun violence (PBS Newshour)

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    U.S. lawmakers gather at the White House to discuss gun violence – By Colleen Long (Associated Press) / Dec 13, 2023

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday hosted nearly 100 lawmakers from around the country to discuss how their states can try to better reduce gun violence. “You’re not in it alone,” Vice President Kamala Harris told them.

    The event was run by the Office of Gun Violence Prevention, a new undertaking from President Joe Biden in September that has developed guidelines to help states take action.

    “We’ve been meeting with the state legislators ever since the start of our office, and one thing we hear all the time is they want to do more to reduce gun violence,” said Stefanie Feldman, director of the Office of Gun Violence Prevention. “The question is, what should they do and how?”

    The gathering attracted lawmakers from 39 states, including Nevada, where a gunman last week killed three faculty members and wounded a fourth in a roughly 10-minute rampage at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. That shooter had a list of targets at the school and more than 150 rounds of ammunition, police said.

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