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DC Project Delegate Lucretia Hughes Testifies Before House Committee

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, held a hearing to examine the gun violence in the United States.  The hearing examined legislation that would ban “assault weapons” and bolster background checks on gun purchases.

DC Project Delegate Lucretia Hughes gave written and oral testimony before the Committee. “Making it more difficult or even more expensive for me and people that look like me and other law-abiding citizens. will not make us safer,” said Hughes. “It will embolden criminals. Gun owners are not the enemy and these gun control policies are not the solution.”

Read her written testimony below:

Lucretia’s testimony before the committee can be found at

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The DC Project believes education, not legislation prevents violence and encourages safety. We preserve America’s gun culture and highlight the diversity and rising demographic of female gun owners through ongoing advocacy-because gun rights are a women’s issue. Self-defense is a human right, and we are our own first responders. We understand the importance of preserving the right to protect ourselves. Our delegates regularly stand before legislators and lawmakers on the frontlines of this battle to protect this crucial right and make our voices heard through education. Please stand with us by donating to the DC Project and wearing the color teal to let others know you support the rights of responsible gun owners.

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