Story by 89 WLS Web Writer Kim Rasmussen
Senator Kirk met with the families of Sandy Hook victims on Wednesday. Kirk said he wanted to hear their stories first-hand and learn about the victims, like he did with the family of Hadiya Pendleton.
In a statment Kirk said, "The Newtown and Pendleton families along with countless other families affected by gun violence, will remain in my prayers. I remain hopeful my colleagues will rally around common-sense, bipartisan solutions to reduce gun violence while protecting Second Amendment rights."
Kirk is a lead sponsor of the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act, which aims to close loopholes in the existing background check system, reduce gun violence across the U.S., and save lives while defending Second Amendment rights
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