Louie Gohmert responds:

Louie Gohmert

This petition, led by Kari’s grandfather, has caused an outpouring of concerned constituents in east Texas. My role, as a servant of east Texans, is to listen to the cries and concerns of the people and do what I can about them.

When faced with a terribly traumatic event, neither children nor adults normally think ‘what do I dial to get an outside line?’ They think '911'. So it is necessary that we work with all the impacted stakeholders to find a solution which allows guests or employees in trouble to dial 911 and immediately reach an emergency dispatcher.

Because of the critical importance of the desperate being able to reach someone who can send the needed help, I will continue to work to find a solution so a tragedy like this will not happen again.


Posted on January 23, 2014
Discussion
  • elaine furman JACKSONVILLE, FL
    • 4 months ago

    we have a solution- let people dial 911 from wherever they are,

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    • 4 months ago

    Louie Gohmert, Gentleman every representative should make this a priority to prevent another death .No matter the situation . A 911 Police Emergency response should be open 24 hrs a day. Because no one knows when something may happen and that person is waiting for the assistance to save their live.department attention .Louie Gohmert

    thank you for your response ,Will you please bring this out in the open for others to put the attention it deserves.Thank you. MCH 11-23-2014

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  • Emma C Paglalakbay CHICAGO, IL
    • 12 months ago

    I have paid so much to 911 on my land line and cell phones for more than 30 years. I, today became aware of this extra expense on our part with telephones that there should be an audit of this E911. Can this be done? I hope and pray that this can be done.

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  • mike mccallum EUGENE, OR
    • about 1 year ago

    FYI - PBX Private Branch Exchanges, Phone systems are programmable, Usually a computer stuck in a closet, or a central controlled location. This is very easy to do, about 10 minutes. Just make the law - the rest is easy.

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  • Marcy Wash NIAGARA, WI
    • about 1 year ago

    Rebecca Barrymore, I am sorry you had horrible things happen. My sister was almost killed by her ex-boyfriend AND my brother got the shit beat out of him by his ex-girlfriend. It goes both ways for women and men. Can't blame everything on men. There are many guilty women too. The hotels, seems should be mandatory, should make 911 easily accessible for all emergencies.

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