The hearing started about three hours after President Obama announced new gun related policy he plans to get through Congress.
Mayor Michael Nutter was a witness. He said “it was outrageous and outside the bounds of human dignity” for the NRA to “attack the daughters of President Obama” in a new ad. Nutter said the “ad had no place in legitimate dialog” on guns.
“We’ve emphasized the rights of guns over the rights of everything else,” said Emily Nottingham, the mother of shooting victim Gabe Zimmerman. Zimmerman was a congressional staffer for Rep. Gabby Giffords.
Reps. John Conyers, Mel Watt, Jackson-Lee, Chaka Fattah, Hank Johnson, Bobby Scott, EBJ, Gwen Moore, Joyce Beatty, David Scott and Keith Ellison attended.
Chief Scott Knight, police chief in Chaska, Minn., also testified.