Wasserman Schultz Statement on Tucson Shooting 7th Anniversary

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Washington, January 8, 2018 | comments
“Seven years ago today, at a Tuscon event designed to allow constituents to hear from their Congresswoman, a disturbed shooter ended six lives and wounded numerous others, including my dear friend, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. Since that time, from Newtown to Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale to Charleston, far too many cities across this nation have experienced mass shootings - and my own community is no exception.

On this solemn anniversary, which follows by two days, the mass shooting anniversary of Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on 1/6, we must recommit to never allowing this unacceptable reality to become the new normal. As my friend Gabby continues to make medical progress beyond what many thought possible, I am fueled by her strength, courage, and character. She has rightly become an inspiration to so many throughout this nation as she works to put an end to senseless gun violence in America. It is deeply disturbing how Congress has failed the American people by responding to mass shootings with only moments of silence, but with Gabby’s help, I will not waver in continuing to push for substantive legislation to prevent gun violence that makes our communities safer and stronger.”
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