Sewell speaks out on gun violence, community involvement

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Markell Tucker

Congresswoman Terri Sewell of Alabama’s 7th District used her social media presence to discuss the gun violence sweeping the nation and possible solutions to the problem in a Thursday afternoon Facebook Live discussion.

“This crisis is simply unacceptable,” she said, referencing the recent shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas.

“Our nation must take common sense actions to stop the rising tide of gun violence that has claimed far too many lives,” she said.

Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham, community activist LeMarkus Snow and Associate Professional Counselor Fightress Aaaron joined Sewell in the digital conversation, speaking on the importance of increased regulations and the pivotal role individuals play in making change in their communities.

“It’s going to be coming upon lawmakers to pass laws that will reduce the number of guns in the hands of young people, mentally ill (people) and those who are irresponsible gun owners,” she said.

The Congresswoman said she is ready for change, any change.

To view the full interview, head over to Sewell’s Facebook page.

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