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Gun violence starting to be curbed in Washington

April 2, 2018 GMT

NORFOLK - A March for Our Lives protest was held around the nation on the 24th spearheaded by survivors of the deadly shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school.

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry tells News Talk WJAG there are a lot of hoops to jump through to help prevent gun violence because people have 2nd amendment rights.

Fortenberry says a response on gun violence has to come on all levels of the government.

“At a federal level in this omnibus bill we did actually just pass a fix to background check problems that we’ve had and there was more money put into securing schools.”

Fortneberrys says it’s not only on the government to help prevent gun violence, but on schools and public places as well to ensure they are safe.

He says the protests are provoking an important national debate with the deeper issue being how to recreate a culture of commitment rather than a culture of violence.