Bennie Thompson: A Hunter on the Gun Task Force

Rep. Bennie Thompson is a hunter and a member of the House’s special gun violence task force. They group will have their first public hearing in Washington DC tomorrow.

Many may have expected Thompson to be a sympathetic ear to the gun lobby. Thompson is a hunter and skeet shooter. But Thompson, who is advocating for a comprehensive approach to the gun violence problem in America, says he is “proud to have an F” on the NRA scorecard.

The gun violence prevention task force met last night. Other CBC members on the task force are Reps Chaka Fattah and Bobby Scott.