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Congressman Jim Langevin has a lifelong record of service to the Ocean State. Prior to his election to Congress, Langevin served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, as well as serving two terms as Rhode Island’s secretary of state. Langevin was paralyzed in an accidental shooting when he was 16 years old and has been in a wheelchair ever since, an experience which led him to become a stalwart advocate for gun safety policies.
Upon Langevin’s election to the US House of Representatives in 2000, he became the first quadriplegic member of Congress. In Congress, he has led on the issue of gun dealer security and been an unwavering vote for strong gun violence prevention measures. His continued support of gun safety has been crucial to the House of Representatives finally taking action to save lives.