tv U.S. House of Representatives School Violence Prevention CSPAN March 15, 2018 2:33am-3:18am EDT
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streets act of 1968. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from virginia, mr. goodlatte, and the gentleman from new york, mr. nadler, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and and include remarks h.r. eous material on 4909, currently under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he wishes to use. mr. goodlatte: today i rise in strong support of h.r. 4909, the stop school violence act in 2018. violence at our schools makes students feel vulnerable in a place where they should feel comfortable to learn, grow, and be happy . to curb violence at our nation's schools, the stop school iolence act provides a multilayered approach to identify threats and prevent
violence from taking place on school grounds. it provides much needed resources to train students, teachers, and law enforcement officers on how to recognize and quickly respond to warning signs and provides funding for technology to keep schools safe. 80% of school shooters told someone of their violent plans or exhibited warning signs. the bill before us today will ensure that students, teachers, and law enforcement will learn how to identify at-risk behaviors, proper-l assess threats, and intervene appropriately before a tragedy strikes. the stop school violence act provides funding for training to prevent student violence against others and self. including training for local law enforcement officers, school personnel, and students. prevention training gives students and school personnel the ability to recognize and respond quickly to warning signs of school violence and includes active shooter training.
the bill provides funding for technology and equipment to improve school security and prevent attacks. this includes the development and operation of anonymous reporting systems, such as mobile apps, a hotline, and website. funding may also be used for metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other technologies to keep schools safe. the bill also supports the acquisition and installation of technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency. the legislation also contains funding for school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams so that school personnel can respond to threats before they materialize. finally, the stop school violence act provides funding to support law enforcement coordination efforts and in particular those officers who already staff schools. the version of the bill before us today is the result of a collaborative effort of many of
my colleagues who worked with mr. rutherford to incorporate many of their ideas. i'd like to point out the important contributions of representatives susan brooks, coffman, chabot, granger, davis, messer, and bost, including many key elements of the legislation they have introduced into this bill that have made the bill stronger. finally, i want to thank mr. rutherford and the bipartisan group of co-sponsors for their work on this important bill. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 4909. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. nadler: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: mr. speaker, i rise today in support of h.r. 4909, the stop school violence act, as amended. i to so with serious concerns about some of its provisions and mostly about what the bill fails
to do. h.r. 4909 would authorize $50 million annually for grants administered by the department of justice to fund various training and other initiatives intended to enhance school safety. and it would authorize another $25 million annually to be used , r other related purposes including physical improvements such as metal detectors, better locks and systems for schools to notify law enforcement of emergencies. the bill is fine as far as it goes. we should certainly do more to make our schools safer, but it is shameful we must do so because of our failure to reduce the threat of gun violence to children. it should be unacceptable to all of us that we must take steps to train staff and students to protect themselves against these types of incidents instead of spending more money on educating our young people. this bill does not include any provisions to strengthen our gun laws or to help keep guns out of the hands of those who should not possess them. evidence and experience tell us
we must establish universal background checks instead of the flawed system we now v we should encourage states to adopt loss providing for extreme protection orders, and we must banish assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines. these steps would help prevent not only school shootings but reduce the daily toll of gun violence in our communities. none of these critical provisions are included in this bill. which was never examined by the judiciary committee either through a hearing or legislative markup session. had we taken these steps which we could have done quickly in exactly one month since the tragic parkland florida shooting, we might have introduced a better bill for floor consideration can. the suspension version of the bill does include an expolicity prohibition against the funds being used on firearms or firearms training because president trump and others in the administration have indicated that they believe arming teachers is part of the solution to this problem, it was posh to -- important to my colleagues and me that we ensure
this program at least will not be used for such a purpose which would endanger students not make them safer. however, we should have addressed serious concerns that have come to our attention with respect to the anonymous tip reporting systems and threat assessment and intervention funded by would be this bill. we want people to report information about someone who may present a danger to students. but the bill does not include requirements that these systems provide adequate due process protections for students against to whom the report is made. i have long-standing concerns about the increased use of law enforcement in schools. history tells us without proper training use of such policies can have a disproportionate impact on students of color and students with disabilities. in the decades since come lum wine when the nation rushed to increase school-based law enforcement efforts, thousands of vulnerable students have entered the school to prison pipeline for conduct that should be treated as routine behavior violations. i fear the efforts to increased school-based law enforcement
without guardrails to ensure it is done well and based on strong repeat the risks of the past. my concern is only heightened by the trump administration's ongoing efforts to remove important schools to ensure states and school districts understand the civil rights obligations when disciplining students. i urge secretary devos and attorney general sessions to maintain current discipline and school resource office guidance to ensure implementation of this bill does not exacerbate the school to prison pipeline. we should have had the opportunity to address these important issues through consideration in committee but we did not. like the sponsors of this bill, i want congress to do more to make our schools safer. therefore i will support this bill today notwithstanding the serious concerns i have outlined with the hope that we will address these concerns going forward. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from virginia. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, at this time it's my pleasure to yield four minutes to the gentleman from florida, mr. rutherford, a member of the
judiciary committee and the chief sponsor of this legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized for four minutes. r. rurter ford: -- rutherford: thank you, mr. chairman. mr. speaker, today the house of representatives has a chance to take an important first step towards keeping our students and our teachers safe by passing the stop school violence act. this bill is the result of bipartisan work of representative hal rogers, representative ted deutch, and also representative kilmer. we also incorporated as mentioned earlier, rent ideas and key elements in legislation by chairwoman granger, representative susan brooks, representative chabot, rodney davis, messer, and b.o.s. -- bost. i want to thank all of them for their work and commitment to this very important issue. i'd also like to recognize in a
very special way the dedication and passion of the parents and members of sandy hook promise who have been integral to us oving this bill forward. i really cannot say enough about that organization. as a career law enforcement officer and sheriff for 12 years in my hometown of jacksonville, florida, i know firsthand the importance of communities working together to spot early warning signs of violence. this is why this bill invests in early intervention and prevention programs in our local schools. so that our communities and law enforcement can be partners and prevent these horrific acts from occurring can. we need to give students, teachers, and law enforcement the tools and training they need to identify warning signs and to now who to contact and provide them an anonymous tip source to provide that information.
i should point out here that those receiving the tips, the agencies that are charged with providing due process are the ones who should provide due process here, not the tipster. not the child who may be calling in to talk about an issue that it he thinks is important to law enforcement. that's their responsibility to provide due process to the individuals involved. this bill also gives funding for physical enhancements to harden the target on our school campuses. and i know from my law enforcement experience the security does require a multilayered approach. our bill supports one very important layer of security for our schools. there's still much more work to be done, but the best way to keep our students and teachers safe is to give them the tools and the training to recognize those warning signs to prevent
violence from ever entering our school grounds. this bill aims to do just that, mr. speaker. as i used to tell my communities in northeast florida when i was sheriff, i do not want to be the best first responder to an active shooter event. . i want to prevent that before it happens. and that is the goal of the stop school violence act. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from virginia reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i lead two minutes to the gentleman from illinois, mr. schneider. mr. schneider: i rise in strong support of the stop school violence act. we have a fundamental responsibility to protect our young people from violence and this package of school security improvements is an important step. in particular, this bill includes a bipartisan provision that i introduced with my friend
and colleague from illinois, to help schools install panic buttons in classrooms. we first introduced securing our schools act in january and i'm proud of the support we built from both sides of the aisle which helped get this provision included in today's safety package. it will ensure that students and achers have a more immediate panic button. all congressional offices have similar emergency buttons but if this is good enough for members of congress we should be doing the same to keep people safe where they learn. while this bill represents progress, it is far from an adequate solution to the threat of gun violence. we need to build on this momentum to improve gun safety
and reduce gun violence this includes universal background checks and research into the causes of gun violence. here in this congress we have the ability to save lives with commonsense legislation. we must act. and i urge my colleagues to support this legislation as a good start. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. goodlatte: at this time, it's my pleasure to yield two minutes to the gentleman from kentucky, mr. rogers, a co-sponsor of this legislation and former chairman of the house appropriations committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. rogers: i thank the chairman for yielding me this time. i rise today in strong support of the stop act -- stop school violence act and i want to congratulate sheriff rutherford, the original sponsor of the
bill, for his dedicated work on this project, among others. in the immediate wake of last month's tragedy in parkland, more than 15 students in my home district in eastern kentucky were arrested. thankfully our students and local law enforcement acted swiftly to prevent a copycat event in our own schools. as our nation battles this epidemic of school violence, it is imperative that we utilize our available resources to stop tragic events before they occur. but unfortunately, too many students and officials don't have the tools they need to successfully act under similar situations. this bill takes necessary and commonsense steps to prevent school bullying, suicide and
violence, providing grant funding to states to implement proven and evidence-based training that detect threats before they come to fruition. in most cases of school suicides and shootings, at least one other person knew of the plan. and failed to report it. events aree -- these appalling. and this bill would give resources enhancing early detection, prevention and coordination with law enforcement will save lives. there may not be one single answer to preventing all future violence in schools, but this effort is very much a part of the solution. so, mr. speaker, i was proud to join my colleagues in
introducing this bipartisan legislation. and i urge my colleagues to vote for it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from virginia reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i now yield two minutes to the gentlelady from connecticut, ms. esty. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. et cetera et cetera mark barton and nicole hartley each had a child killed in the first grade classroom five years ago. they and other parents took their grief and formed a group called the sandy hook promise and that group has been working tirelessly. and the bill we introduce this is a testament for the hard work they put in working with school officials and law enforcement to come up with real steps that will help to samblimbs.
this will not samb every life threatened by gun violence but will save some. let me be very clear, this needs to be the first step of many steps that we can and should be taking. we have enormous support for comprehensive background checks for banning of bump stocks, this needs to be the first of a long line of steps that this congress owes to the american people, owes to the students gathered on the lawn of the capitol today and throughout every classroom in america. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. goodlatte: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from ohio, mr. chabot, chairman of the small business committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized for two minutes.
mr. chabot: thank you for your leadership on this important legislation. over the years our nation's schools have been become soft targets for any would-be killer. we need to do a better job protecting those students and faculty from these increasing threats. this legislation combines school safety provisions included in two bills, one originally introduced by mr. ruther forward and the other by me. this is a collection to help better protect our students and teachers and faculty. h.r. 4909 re-authorizes the cops secure our schools grant program and more than doubles its annual budget from $30 million to $75 million. of that, not less than $50 million per year will be made for evidence-based strategies to prevent violence in public or private schools. among these security measures include additional training to
ensure the health and well-being of students, the development of more threat reporting systems and investments in more advanced security technologies. the cops secure our schools grants can be used with the cops hiring program to ensure that our schools have both the security measures and personnel in place to prevent future violence. on monday, the attorney general announced that the department of justice will use the cops hiring program to increase the null of school resource officers nationwide. the legislation we are considering today could help that effort by allowing schools to hire retired police officers to provide security if the department of justice determines that such plans would provide a significant improvement in school security. i want to thank dan hills, president of cincinnati f.o.p. for engaging on this issue of school safety and for bringing these types of forward-thinking solutions to my attention. he has been a tremendous
resource throughout this process. i urge my colleagues to support this measure and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from virginia reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i yield four minutes to the gentleman from florida, a sponsor of this legislation, mr. deutch. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized for four minutes. mr. deutch: the trauma that my community and parkland, florida, experienced, was not unique. gun violence tears apart american communities on a daily basis. so know what happened on february 14 when 14 students ash three teachers were hunted in their schools with an ar-15 assault rifle. that wasn't unique. but the problem of gun violence in america is a uniquely american problem. it's an epidemic and complex problem. i'm committed to taking any step
to getting any new policy across the finish line that will make our kids safer. this bill is a good bill. it will not solve our gun problem. it won't ban bump stocks or require americans be 21 to guy a gun or get weapons of war, the weapons of choice for mass shooters off our streets. but it will help troubled students that need help get help and help identify potential threats before it's too late. before we vote, i would like to make a few things clear. first, this isn't a response to the tragedy at parkland. congressman ruther forward and i introduced this bill the week before the shooting. the programs in this bill are based on evidence-based evaluation proven to reduce isolation and identify kids who need help. we had no idea that we wouldn't be able to move fast enough to
stop this tragedy or an urgent need to give schools access to these programs. since congress has failed the american people by ignoring the scurge of gun violence like we have failed the families of sandy hook and columbine, we owe it to students and teachers to give them tools to identify dangerous behavior. the failure of congress to take action has left the american gun violence debate in a ridiculous place, arm teachers in every hallway? is that what we want? no. i'm glad this bill includes a prohibition against the use of grant dollars to arm school personnel or train them to use firearms. since congress has failed the american people by ignoring this, failed the families and failure of congress to take
action has left us in this position of debating gun violence where we are hesitant to take small steps. this is a small and important step. i have heard civil rights concerns relating to discrimination and i'm sensitive to those. congress should never be in a position to make the serious problem worse with new programs to expand the discrimination already in our society as a whole. and i know the evidence that shows that discriminatory discipline in schools could have long-term effects and impacts. but this bill does not perpetrate discriminatory policies. zero tolerance and other questionable discipline policies are not evidence based and would not be the proper use of grant funds. the grants are not intended to be used to discipline students. threat assessment intervention protects potential victims and addresses the underlying problems to make schools safe. studies on evidence-based school
intersention practices have shown these programs decrease bullying, suicides and suspensions. i'm proud of the bipartisan work that has gone into this bill. and once we have taken this step, this astonishingly modest and important first step, we must finally do our jobs to make meaningful changes towards stopping the epidemic of gun violence in this country. i know that this does not go far enough in terms of what we need to do. i understand that. i believe it. but it is an important step, a bipartisan step that we should take today. i urge my colleagues to support this legislation. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. goodlatte: it's my pleasure to yield two minutes to the ntleman from kentucky, mr.
comer. mr. comer: i joined my colleagues from the kentucky delegation to lead a moment of silence for the victims of a tragic school shooting in my district in kentucky on january 23. today, i'm proud to rise in support of the stop school violence act which i believe will be a critical step forward in preventing future school shootings like the tragedies we witnessed in marshal county, kentucky and douglas high school in parkland, florida. in the wake of the marshal county shooting i heard from members of the community that their top priority was enhancing physical security in our school whether that means installing metal detectors, hiring school resource officers or making improvements to prevent and mitigate school violence. this bill will provide resources
to schools so they can do just that while supporting training for students, teachers and local law enforcement to identify and prevent violence in our schools. the marshal county community is resilient. as we continue to mourn the loss of two young lives in our community along with those in parkland, we will fight to protect our students, communities. the school violence act will defend our schools from those who wish to inflict harm on others and support this important and bipartisan bill. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: reserves. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, may i inquire how much time is remaining on each side. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia has eight minutes remaining. the gentleman from new york has
nine minutes remaining. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, at this time it's my pleasure to yield two minutes to the gentleman from illinois, mr. bost. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized for two minutes. thank you, mr. chairman, for yielding. thank you, mr. se chairman, for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of h.r. 4909, the stop school violence act, which includes my bipartisan legislation to increase access to emergency panic buttons in the classroom. i want to thank mr. rutherford for his bill before us today and my friend from illinois, mr. schneider, for partnering with me on the school safety language we had included in this bill. as a father and grandfather, i know firsthand how important it is that our nation's children have a safe environment to grow and learn. as a former first responder, i know that response time is vitally important during any emergency situation. this bill makes it much easier for schools to increase their security and provide lifesaving technology to contact first responders immediately when
violence or any other emergency occurs. we already have panic buttons to protect our investments at our banks. there is no greater invest n-the country than our children. we -- investment in the country than our children. we should do our best to protect them, too. this legislation is a step in the right direction. i urge all of my colleagues to support this legislation. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from virginia reserves. the gentleman from new york. mr. nadler: mr. speaker, i now yield four minutes to the gentlelady from texas, the ranking member of the crime subcommittee, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for four minutes. ms. jackson lee: i thank the distinguished ranking member. i thank the chairman of the committee and to the proponents of this bill. i acknowledge their commitment and certainly their sincerity. mr. speaker, i join thousands of
young people today on the west side of the capitol as they came from schools throughout this region to stand for 17 minutes to acknowledge those who lost their life in florida, florida high school, which that should not have been their destiny. it should not have been their destiny to die in a massacre, bloody massacre in their school. nor should it have been the it's continuey in the pulse nightclub, southerland springs, columbine, or las vegas, or texas tech, or any other place, the streets of houston, in my district, in chicago. is bill is not about preventing the unsafe use of guns. guns kill. and the young people today made it very clear that they will not stop until we have real gun safety legislation.
barring of the ar-15, universal background checks. but at the same time i believe these bills of our colleagues are important legislative initiatives. in tribute to these individuals who have passed but also the members, i believe the stop school violence act of 2017als is a ready response to aspects of school safety and security that are very important. one of the unique aspects of this bill that i think should be noted is the language in the bill itself that indicates through evidence-based strategies and programs of 2017 is to prevent violence, which may include the use of appropriate technologies. the bill readily acknowledges many aspects of school safety. i think this will certainly give our school boards and our
is hers, which the a.t.f. one of the supporters of this legislation and the national school board association. but it does not answer the question tote a4r is one of the supporters of this legislation and the national -- the parent who said i didn't get a chance that morning to say goodbye to my daughter. we must answer the question of gun violence. i believe it's important we send a stop to children evacuating schools like this one. nd be able to address real nonpartisan, bipartisan response to the proliferation of guns, whether it means enforcing gun laws, lifting the age to 21, banning bump stocks, all of the points that we thought the president was supporting but unfortunately he is not. i do want to raise the point of the tip line. i think it is extremely important. as long as it's guided by teachers and counselors and mental health experts. we must be very sure that we do
not have the racial disparates where the largest -- disparities where the largest individuals impacted are by the tip line, maybe african-american youth, hispanic youth, muslim youth. we know that racial disparities are real because the largest percentage of those who are sent to detention or juvenile happen to be african-american children. young boys and girls, which i really believe is something that has to stop. in addition, it is important that we comply with civil rights laws. i think the advocates of civil rights organizations like the legal tea fence fund, are absolutely right. there must be a -- legal defense fund, are absolutely right there. must abstandard these children's ights are not violated and due process is provided by them. we must make a statement here today that as we support this legislation we do not intend to support legislation that will be skewed to be biased toward these young people. these young people in impoverished neighborhoods in schools, mr. speaker, deserve to
learn as well. we want safe schools. and those safe schools can be this ith the beginning of infrastructure -- mr. nadler: i yield an additional 30 seconds. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman. we can begin with this infrastructure. we can begin with this question of school safety. and a tip line. evidence and best practices. we can begin with grants to ensure the safety of our schools. we can allow schools to make choices about what will make them evidence and more safe. at the same time we must safeguard our children and their rights and we must answer the cry of the children. and that is we will not finish our task until we have real gun safety legislation. enough is enough. it's time to act now. i need my republican brothers and sisters to work with me. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, at this time it's my pleasure to yield two minutes to the mr. man from illinois,
davis. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized for two minutes. mr. caves: -- mr. davis: thank you to my colleague, chairman goodlatte, thank you, mr. speaker. i know i'm not supposed to be able to recognize people in the gallery because it's a breach of the house rules. i won't mention to the viewers that there are a lot of students in the dwalry today -- gallery today seeing the political process at work. this is an opportunity for everyone to get to understand what it means to affect public policy in this great country. and we're glad and we want to hear more from students throughout this nation about what you think our government can do to make this country better. i just want to come here to talk about today being the -- exactly a month since a parents' worst nightmare came true for many in park lapd, florida. the school they send their kids to was attacked. this issue is personal -- parkland, florida. the school they send their kids to was attacked. this issue is personal to me as
a parent and somebody who experienced gun violence on the baseball field a year ago. i think about the fear, same smells, found, and the same healing process that those survivors will be going through. i can only imagine how processing those things as a teenager feels for them, or the pain their parents, especially those who lost a child that day, are feeling right now. i believe the only reason all of us on that baseball field are still here today is because we had someone there who was firing back. and boy, did david bailey and crystal grine earn the alexander -- alexandria police fire back. that doesn't mean i firing back. boy, did david bailey and belie schools need the same kind of security measures, but i do believe all of our schools need to look closely at their security protocols and policies and congress should help them make the changes that they deem
necessary. there wasn't just one failure on february 14. at such there can't be just one solution. this bill is one part of addressing this issue and it's something we can can and should do right now. this week -- mr. chairman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. goodlatte: pleased to yield an additional 30 seconds. mr. davis: this week i met with central a&m high school in my district to discuss school safety and what they need to ake schools more secure. following the tragedy of parkland, they sent a letter to parents and students and it had a line that stood out to me. safety is everybody's responsibility. they're right. let's pass the stop school violence act. it's only part of the solution and there are other issues we still need to address. but if you believe in helping our schools become safer, then you should vote for this bipartisan bill. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. members are advised not to refer to people in the gallery under
the house rules. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. nadler: i yield one minute to the gentlelady from texas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman. in the course of my coming over to the floor we heard comment, which i intend to check, of an accidental shooting of a student by a teacher that the gun went off. i just want to conclude by saying that we have brought people together in that nothing in this bill will allow for the federal funds to be used for -- in these grants for the arming of teachers. i think the teachers association has evidenced their support for that. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from virginia. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, we have just one speaker remaining. we're prepared to close. we reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is
recognized. mr. nadler: prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. nadler: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for the his time.of mr. nadler: thank you, mr. speaker. today young people across the country are taking a stand and calling upon this congress to do something about the scourge of gun violence that's his time. mr. terrorized our schools and treats for too long. this bill fails to do so and a it should not, it cannot be our only response to these demands. we must make schools safer, but the best way to do that is to do more to prevent gun violence from occurring in the first place. congress must do more to stop gun violence. congress should pass an assault weapons ban. congress should pass an effective background check. congress should ban high capacity magazines. congress should do a lot more. it is not enough to say staff and students must do more to protect themselves. mr. speaker, it is time to take decisive action to stop gun violence in our communities. you are faced with a simple
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