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Congressman Nickel Hosts Gun Violence Prevention Town Hall


U.S. Congressman Wiley Nickel (NC-13) hosted a town hall at the Apex Senior Center in Apex to discuss the urgent need for common sense gun violence prevention measures to keep North Carolinians safe. 

Congressman Nickel was joined by Wake County Commissioner Matt Calabria and a panel of leaders and activists from Raleigh Boots On The Ground, Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action UNC.

During the town hall, Congressman Nickel, Commissioner Calabria, and the panelists reflected on the life and legacy of the late University of North Carolina Professor Dr. Zijie Yan, reaffirmed a commitment to tackling the gun violence crisis head-on, and heard from community members and answered questions on current efforts and initiatives being done on the local, state, and federal levels. 

“North Carolina communities deserve to feel safe from the impact of gun violence and our children deserve to feel safe in their schools,” said Congressman Wiley Nickel. “There’s more we can do to prevent gun violence, and I’ll continue to work in a bipartisan way to find common sense solutions to reduce gun violence in America.”

Congressman Nickel is a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, which is a group of lawmakers working to find common sense solutions to reduce gun violence in the United States. 

Congressman Nickel is also a member of the The Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force, which is a group of lawmakers working to combat the growing opioid, substance use disorder, and mental health crises.

A responsible gun owner, Congressman Nickel supports common sense gun safety laws that respect law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights and save lives.

Congressman Nickel has signed on to legislation to require universal background checks, promote safe gun storage, prohibit the civilian sale of high-capacity magazines and assault weapons, close the “boyfriend loophole” that allows domestic abusers to buy guns, and supports robust funding for mental health care efforts and initiatives.

Photos and Videos from Congressman Nickel’s Gun Violence Prevention Town Hall can be found HERE.