Mother of son killed in gun violence testifies on Capitol Hill

“Thoughts, prayers, and calls for gun control isn’t enough,” Lucreita Hughes said.

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42 thoughts on “Mother of son killed in gun violence testifies on Capitol Hill

  1. This woman gets it. I teach concealed carry and of the 1,000 men and women from the ages of 16 to 80, I've never found a single person who could not learn to shoot a handgun accurately enough to defend himself/herself. Time is everything. The average mass shooting is over in 6 minutes. There's no time for an outside response, as a Secret Service study of 41 shootings found (not a single one was stopped by any off-campus response). One armed officer per school is normally not enough. Why do police carry guns if guns aren't the solution?

  2. Love this Mama Bear. I stand with you completely. ❤ With spoke with experience and facts. Very eloquent speech. Thank you for saying what many of us think.

  3. These killers are almost always domestic terrorists. Educated by right wing groups online. These boys are giving their lives to the right wing cause.they are easily brainwashed lonely people .

  4. Manchin and all republicans do what the NRA tells them to do. Manchin knows the republicans in senate have been told to approve nothing.

  5. Ms. Hughes, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son, and applaud your courage in giving this powerful message.

    The committee members like Wasserman-Schultz and others may have chosen to disrespect and disregard you, but this is being played all over other media outlets to those who are very touched by your message and paying attention. Thank you.

    We all deserve better from our politicians we elect to represent us.

  6. This incredible woman needs to get to the White House as soon as yesterday.
    We need so many more powerful women of every race telling, not asking, the government it's time to put american citizens first !

  7. I agree with everything this woman said, however, I don't agree with turning her testimony into a racial rant. The major cities across this nation, that she mentioned with respect to gun violence, are predominantly minority neighborhoods. And the violence is being perpetrated on them by their own kind. Gang violence is the number one issue with respect to illegal hand guns. The democrats who control these cities are doing nothing to address this problem.

  8. The left couldn't wait for her to finish so they could move past her with lightning speed. It doesn't match their agenda so she must be ignored. well guess what we will not be ignored

  9. God works in mysterious ways. This woman was meant to speak these exact words, at this exact moment in time. God be with her. 💔💜 She is spot on! 🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯 I pray for her protection. Amen.

  10. If criminals could ignore gun laws, they would have been using machine guns and hand grenades all along. They are creatures of opportunity who use whatever is readily available.

  11. This is one really confused woman. So, she thinks that putting a gun in her dead son's hand would have made a difference? She's been watching too many movies. Whatever gun she gets, someone else will get a bigger gun or more people with guns on their side. If she wants a gun paradise, she should try Somalia or Ukraine.

    Here are a few facts that she should know. For every justifiable shooting, there are 36 homicides, 78 suicides, and two fatal accidents with a gun. Justifiable use is less than 1%. Guns increase your danger over 100X; that's more than two orders of magnitude.

    She should also learn how to compare apples with applies. Stricter gun laws by state reduce per capita gun violence. It's not even open to question. And then there's the rest of the developed world which has a vanishingly small amount of gun violence who are living in free and prosperous societies.

    The connection with race is completely confused. The fact is that black on black gun violence is responsible for most gun crimes. Does she think that more guns will help blacks or improve their situation?

    The connection with police is also confused. She claims to defend the police but she wants to give everyone equivalent arms, in effect, giving the police the responsibility of protecting the population without the means to do so. What a friend of the police.

  12. This is so true. I lived in a bad neighborhood. As gun rights started to allow citizens to have a gun, is when it started to become safe. I already had a gun. At the same time when all my neighbors got guns, criminal activity fell dramatically. I don't have to have an M15, cause my neighbors do. Since criminals aren't going to want to test who does, and who doesn't have a more powerful gun, I'm safer. How dare these politicians who can afford their own armed guards, stop the rest of us from protecting ourselves. While I am at it, stop the drug war. It's aimed at minorities, and it is criminalizing our nation. Let police fight real crime, like rape, robbery, fraud, murder, and theft. We are clogging our prisons and courts with drug cases, from the failed drug war, while we let truly scary, and violent criminals, out on a pitifully low bonds, and light sentences, to do more of the same. I'm old enough to remember America, from before the drug war. It was a different place, that was safe for most Americans. I was given a 22 rifle when I was 7 years old, and never misused it. It's not guns that are behind all this violence. It's a criminalized society, made that way, by a drug war, that was sold to America, using the most racist language. William F Buckley, vigorously warned us back in the 60s about this. We don't need more laws, we need the right laws enforced, and bad laws repealed. Let the police do real crime fighting, instead of going through American's pockets, on the roadside, while real crime flourishes.

  13. If you watch the CSPAN version, you will see Debbie Wasserman Shultz not giving a crap what this lady had to say. Very tolerant and progressive!

  14. This lady is seeing things clearly and as they are and it sucks that she had to experience so much loss to reach that level. Stay strong people, and let's stay together and try to make this country better so this doesn't happen to another mom out there. God bless you ma'am.

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