Doug Jones uses first floor speech to urge colleagues to take on gun violence

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Alabama Sen. Doug Jones took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to give his first floor speech since being sworn in to the U.S. Senate in January. During the speech, Jones called on his colleagues to take up the issue of gun violence.

“Today, I gave my first floor speech on an issue that has divided so many Americans, and is a complicated one for me, too. But as leaders, we have to reject the “us versus them” mentality. At the end of the day, we’re all Americans who are united by a bond of shared values and love of country. Let’s work together to find common ground where it exists, and begin to make our country a safer place,” Jones posted on Facebook.

 Watch Jones’ speech below:

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