Rhode Island’s congressional delegation calls for more gun control

This is a file image of the Rhode Island State House. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island’s congressional delegation will be in the Ocean State to call for more gun control on Friday.

This comes after a gunman killed 19 children and two adults, at a Texas elementary school Tuesday, the worst mass shooting at a school in a decade.

U.S. Senators Jack Reed, Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Representatives James Langevin, and David Cicilline have been advocates for stricter gun control measures – voting to strengthen background checks, banning assault rifles, and enacting a bipartisan “red flag” proposal.

The delegation will hold a press conference slated for 11 a.m. at the Gun Totem in Memorial Park. The totem is the work of a Rhode Island artist, displaying more than 1,000 guns that were turned in to a state gun buyback program.

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