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Jami Floyd | Bio
I went to college in Binghamton, the scene of Friday’s deadly shooting, in which a gunman killed 13 people and then himself. In my four years at the university, I learned to love that little city; I even spent the summer there after my senior year.
I got to know the folks who lived in town, hardworking folks—waitresses and bartenders, store clerks and paralegals. The kind of Americans who keep this country running. Binghamton is the kind of town you see in Steven Spielberg movies, where kids ride their bikes to school and people still go to church on Sundays.
The education I received at school there prepared me for my time at the White House, where I worked on a federal ban on assault weapons. It was signed into law by President Clinton in 1994.
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