Wasserman Schultz hosts gun safety roundtable discussion

SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) - Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz hosted a gun safety roundtable discussion in Sunrise, Monday morning.

Among those who spoke at the event was Fred Guttenberg. His daughter, Jaime Guttenberg, was one of 17 people killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Feb. 14.

“Legislators need to be paying attention, because if they think that my daughter’s life is going to have no value and they can move on, no chance,” he said.

The grieving father said he’s making it his mission in life to pass new legislation. “This for me is not partisan. This is life or death,” he said.

Community leaders and shooting survivors also addressed participants, as they continued to work to push new gun laws.

The discussion centered around how to keep assault-style weapons off South Florida streets.

“Military-style assault weapons need to be banned,” said Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. “Weapons of war should not be available to civilians.”

The congresswoman also wants to ban large-capacity magazines and close loopholes in background checks. She said she won’t stop until it happens.

“The idea behind ‘Never Again’ is that we mean it,” said Wasserman Schultz.

She was joined by Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot on 2012.

“It’s about guns. It’s about saving our kids’ lives,” said Fulton.

Wasserman Schultz said she plans to attend the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

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