June 22, 2016
“I am joining Members of Congress from all over the country today, including Rep. John Larson of Connecticut, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and Rep. Robyn Kelly of Illinois on the floor of the House today, demanding action on gun control legislation. We simply want a vote on closing the gaping loopholes in current background check laws and on keeping guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists. While I think Congress should do so much more to address gun violence, these two issues really should unite us all. It is ridiculous that someone on the terrorist watch list can’t get on an airplane, but they can buy a gun”.
View video of Rep. Capuano’s floor speech.