Vid: Rep. Deutch Holds "Town Hall For Our Lives" On Gun Violence

U.S. Representative Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, held a congressional town hall meeting Tuesday night on gun violence to help continue coping with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas massacre.

The forum marked the first of almost 100 planned town halls to take place across the country.

Over a thousand people attended, packing into the Coral Springs Center for the Arts to discuss how to make children safer in the wake of the Feb. 14th school shooting in Parkland.

You can watch the entire town hall meeting here:  

Local officials and veterans joined Congressman Deutch on stage and helped him to answer some questions -- even those that don't have answers yet.

Some quotes from the attendees were captured on Deutch's Twitter feed:

Deutch urged people in the audience to tweet House Speaker Paul Ryan to demand a vote in Congress on instituting universal background checks.

Jason Attermann, a spokesman for Deutch, said the event was the largest town hall event that the congressman has ever held.

Democratic Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, of Weston, and Frederica Wilson, of Miami Gardens, also planned to hold similar events this week.

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