U .S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Los Angeles) and more than 100 House Democrats want to change the chamber’s rules to require a congressional hearing each time its members stand in silence to recognize gun violence victims.
“This is not about taking away citizens' 2nd Amendment rights to bear arms,” Cardenas said at a news conference Wednesday. “By changing the rules, we are setting a new standard for Congress to act.”
The resolution came 17 years after the shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., where attackers killed 12 students and one teacher and injured 24 others.