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Dingell: School Is Starting, So Pass Background Checks

Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 13 August 2019 02:30 PM

With children getting ready to go back to school, it's time for the Senate to act on the background bill passed by the House in February, Rep. Debbie Dingell said Tuesday.

"Parents and kids are scared to death about what's going to happen," the Michigan Democrat told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "Do you know that 93% of the children between zero and 14 of the top 25 industrialized nations who are killed by guns are Americans? Something's wrong."

Dingell said she's introduced a red flag bill, and referenced her own family's history.

"My father had issues and I know what it's like to hide in a closet and scared you're going to die and what it's like to live in fear of a gun," said Dingell. She also noted that her late husband, longtime Democratic Rep. John Dingell, was one of the founders of the National Rifle Association, but it is a "very different NRA" now.

"He said to me before he died when he was on the board of the NRA he was a responsible gun order, but he also said times have changed," said Dingell.

Nobody has said it would be easy to pass laws, said Dingell, but "instead of everybody going to our corner and having everybody in the same position, let's get it to the table."

Red flag laws will work if someone thinks a person would be an immediate danger, said Dingell, noting that the law she's introduced would have allowed police to have taken the gun from her father when she was young. 

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With children getting ready to go back to school, it's time for the Senate to act on the background bill passed by the House in February, Rep. Debbie Dingell said Tuesday.
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