Pelosi Statement on Two Years Since Las Vegas Shooting
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement marking two years since the horrific shooting near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas:
"Two years ago, while enjoying a concert in Las Vegas, 58 innocent lives were tragically stolen and hundreds more were left forever changed by a stunning act of brutality and violence. As we mark two years since the deadliest mass shooting in American history, our hearts are with the survivors, families and friends who continue to bear the pain of that terrible day, and our gratitude remains with the heroic first responders whose valiant efforts saved countless lives.
“The epidemic of gun violence in America kills an estimated 100 people every day. Enough is enough. As one of the first acts of our new Majority, the Democratic House passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act, bipartisan and commonsense gun violence prevention legislation. The Democratic House is continuing to do everything we can to protect the American people, including advancing further legislation to ban high capacity magazines, keep dangerous individuals from obtaining firearms and prevent those convicted of hate crimes from buying a gun. Yet, Senator Mitch McConnell refuses to take action on the House-passed background check legislation, even when it’s supported by more than 90 percent of the American people.
“The Democratic House stands with Americans across the country in calling on the Senate to end their outrageous, partisan obstruction and pass these life-saving bills, now. In honor of all those lost in Las Vegas, and the countless victims in cities and towns across the country, Democrats will continue to accelerate a drumbeat of action to protect our children and our communities, and end the daily horror of gun violence once and for all.”
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