Pelosi is one of several Democrats who have announced they are bringing victims of gun violence to the president’s address next week. Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), who was paralyzed as a teenager in a gun accident, has tried to persuade colleagues to bring the victims to Washington.
At the same news conference, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said his guest next week would be Carole Price, whose son died in a shooting and helped pass trigger-lock legislation in Maryland.
In her letter to Pelosi, the fourth-grader said she started an online petition asking President Obama and lawmakers to change gun laws and that her town wanted to see large-capacity magazines banned.
“In Newtown’s municipal center, there are hundreds of thousands of cards and pictures from children and adults from all across America,” the girl wrote. “It’s so sad. I think the people against changing gun laws should walk through the long hallway and read one card out of every box, to realize how many people want this change.”