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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

DeLauro Statement on the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

October 2, 2017
Press Release

NEW HAVEN, CT (October 2, 2017) — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement regarding the mass shooting that took place overnight at a concert in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The attack overnight in Las Vegas— the largest mass shooting in our nation’s history—is horrific in its scale and senselessness. My thoughts and prayers are with the hundreds of victims injured and killed, their families, and the community as they grieve following this tragedy.

“The frequency of these awful events—Newtown, Aurora, Orlando, Las Vegas, and the list unfortunately goes on—is striking and must be met with immediate action. Gun violence has taken far too many American lives from us too soon. Commonsense reforms such as banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, requiring a background check for every commercial gun sale, and supporting federal research into the causes of gun violence, can help save lives. I urge Speaker Ryan to immediately allow Congress to take up these and other measures to prevent gun violence.  We owe it to the victims and their families to do everything we can to prevent these atrocities from occurring again and again.”