A packed Senate hearing.
For the first time ever, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on guns and domestic violence this Wednesday. It was a historic moment, and I was honored to share my sister Zina's story with senators who have the courage to lead on this issue.
Zina was shot and killed by her estranged husband, who was able to buy a gun on Armslist.com with no background check and no questions asked -- even though she had a restraining order against him. Senator Amy Klobuchar has introduced a bill that would help keep what happened to my sister from happening to other women all over the country. It was important to me to share my sister’s story with the elected officials who can do something to prevent these tragedies -- and I wouldn't have been able to share Zina’s story without the strength of this movement and the commitment of people like you.
Take a look at just how much progress we're making to pass laws that will save women's lives.
Senator Amy Klobuchar's bill would do so much to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous abusers. Sharing my sister's story let these senators know that there's a high price to inaction -- and more than anything, my experience gave me hope that some good can come from Zina's death.
Thank you for joining with me. It's the continued support of people like you that has given me the strength to share Zina's story. Together, I'm sure we can stop what happened to her from happening to other women.