Democratic California Rep. Jackie Speier said on CNN Monday that firearms are responsible for a “mass killing” every day in the United States. She revealed that the Obama administration is seriously considering implementing new gun control measures through executive orders.
“There is, in fact, a mass killing happening in this country every single day. Thirty-two people lose their lives every day,” Speier said. The congresswoman did not provide a source for that claim.
Speier was one of 12 House Democrats to meet with Vice President Joe Biden Monday morning as part of Biden’s inquiry into how to prevent future incidents of mass gun violence. No Republicans attended the meeting.