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Civil Rights activist Dolores Huerta calls out Congressman Kevin McCarthy over mass shooting response

Posted at 10:45 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 13:45:58-04

The Dolores Huerta Foundation will call on legislators to adopt new gun reform laws and will single out Kern County Congressman Kevin McCarthy for his response following multiple mass shootings across the United States in recent weeks.

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta will speak out against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy who on Monday said video games are part of the problem with shootings across the nation.

"But the idea of these video games that dehumanize individuals to have a game of shooting individuals and others I've always felt that is a problem for future generations and others. We've watched from studies shown before of what it does to individuals. When you look at these photos of how it took place, you can see the actions within video games and others," said McCarthy.

The Dolores Huerta Foundation says it believes white supremacy, racism and lack of education are more to blame for mass shootings than video games.

At a press conference Thursday morning the foundation will ask legislators to pass gun reform laws and implement policies that will save lives by banning assault weapons and requiring universal background checks.