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Wasserman Schultz says gun violence a “public health epidemic”
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Wasserman Schultz says gun violence a “public health epidemic”


This past weekend’s deadly workplace shooting in Aurora, Illinois, where 5 were killed and 7 others injured, helped fuel the “gun violence” debate that has been raging since the 2018 Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The country was only a couple days removed from the one year anniversary of the shooting that killed 17 students and teachers, when 45-year-old Gary Martin open fired on his former coworkers after being fire.

Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) who believes that this and all other shootings are a “public health epidemic,” who along with Rep. Ted Deutch (D) have been spearheading new gun control legislation.

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With Wasserman Schultz and Deutch now part of the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, there is a very good chance any legislation that comes up for vote, will have support of the Democratic majority.

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Deutch and fellow Democrats are in favor of banning “assault weapons” but still have not specifically stated their definition of an “assault weapon.”

The gun lobby argues that any firearm, revolver or semi-automatic, can be categorized as an assault weapon, if the weapon is used in an assaulting fashion.


Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at [email protected]

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