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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Leahy to Hold Gun Violence Hearing Today

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today will hold the first congressional hearings on gun violence since last month's deadly school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

The Senate Judiciary Committee, which Leahy chairs, is expected to be the first stop for any federal legislation Congress considers in the wake of Sandy Hook. The committee is scheduled to hear from National Rifle Association executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre, along with Mark Kelly, the husband of former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was injured two years ago in a deadly shooting in Tuscon.

Politico is reporting that Giffords herself is set to give a surprise opening statement at Leahy's hearing.

You can watch the hearing, which starts at 10 a.m., here at the Judiciary Commttee's website. It will also be carried live on C-SPAN.

Below is a list of witnesses scheduled to appear.

  • Captain Mark Kelly, USN (Ret.), Americans for Responsible Solutions
  • Professor David Kopel, Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law, Denver University, Strum College of Law
  • James Johnson, Chief of Police, Baltimore County Police Department, Chair, National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence 
  • Gayle Trotter, Attorney and Senior Fellow, Independent Women’s Forum
  • Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, National Rifle Association 

 

 

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Paul Heintz

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Paul Heintz is a staff writer and political editor for Seven Days. He wrote the "Fair Game" political column from May 2012 through December 2016.

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