Congress Must Protect Our Children and Communities from Further Gun Violence
Our nation has witnessed two tragedies over the past two weeks: The horrific shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas and the racist shooting in Buffalo, New York that took 10 lives. There have also been many other instances of gun violence in this short period. 2022 alone has seen at least 212 mass shootings.
This is not a wake-up call. It must be a moment of reckoning for our country, Congress, and especially Republican lawmakers who have failed to stand with us in passing commonsense gun violence prevention laws.
As members of Congress, it is our responsibility to do everything in our power to keep our communities safe and put an end to this heartbreaking epidemic. If gruesome scenes like this will not motivate Republican lawmakers to act, what finally will? I have been a staunch supporter of gun violence prevention reform bills, including the House-passed Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which would require background checks on all firearm sales and close gaping loopholes.
In the coming weeks, the House plans to move swiftly on additional legislation to address this crisis. Every one of those kids and teachers should have come home to their families that day. The families of the 10 lives lost in Buffalo should not have had to bury their parents, children, and loved ones this week.
We cannot wait another day to act when American lives are on the line.
This weekend, we also observe Memorial Day and come together as a community to remember the lives of servicemembers, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedom. In their memory and in honor of our Gold Star families and veterans, we must build a better and brighter future for all.
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Stay safe and stay healthy,