State senators make appeal to Trump: Do something about gun violence

Updated: Nov. 14, 2017 at 11:28 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Four state senators have sent a letter to the president and Congressional leaders, urging them to take action on gun control.

The calls come in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas and at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas

Eighty-five people died in those shootings.

"This type of gun violence simply cannot continue," said state Sen. Donna Mercado Kim. "Recent polls show that the majority of Americans support some type of gun safety so waiting to make changes that can protect the lives of innocent people is not acceptable."

State Sen. Breene Harimoto applauded Hawaii's stricter gun laws.

The most recent legislation, which became law in June, requires that law enforcement is notificed when those who fail background checks try to purchase weapons.

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