Speier invited questions about the ongoing gun violence debate — slamming Congress as “gutless,” in her answer to one question on the topic, for not tackling policy change in the past — and online privacy legislation.

reddit, a popular social news site, has increasingly hosted politicians for similar chats in the past. President Obama used it for the first time during his re-election campaign, and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has been hosting an AMA for the past month to engage active users’ ideas about drafting a bill to prohibit regulatory agencies from enacting rules that affect the Internet for two years.