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Stabenow addresses Texas shooting

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Stabenow says bills addressing gun laws are not controversial and needs just 10 Republican votes to become law.

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow is calling on Senate Republicans to take action following yesterday’s mass shooting that left 21 dead at a Texas elementary school.

On the floor of the U-S Senate, Stabenow was originally scheduled to speak on legislation for school lunches. Instead, she gave an emotional speech about yesterday’s mass shooting.

Stabenow says bills addressing gun laws that have been added to the Senate’s calendar, like universal background checks and closing the gun show loophole, are not controversial and needs just 10 Republican votes to become law.

“We don't need everybody. Some folks can go run and stand with gun manufacturers and, and what has become an incredibly extreme NRA...we just need 10, 10 people to stand up and go this is too much. This has gone too far. We can do better than this,” said Stabenow.

During her speech, Stabenow turned and looked at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and asked how many more deaths it will take before action on gun legislation is taken up by Republicans.

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