Linda Sánchez Calls for Action on Gun Safety Legislation in the Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

October 2, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, tonight called on Congress to act on sensible gun safety measures following the Las Vegas shooting: 

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today with great sorrow and anger.

“Late last night, 58 people were tragically murdered, and over 500 wounded in a senseless act of heinous violence in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The murderer was found to have over ten guns, including at least one automatic rifle.

“No person should be allowed to possess a weapon that makes indiscriminately killing human beings easier. It just baffles me that some of my colleagues don’t agree with that basic premise.

“Not only do they not agree with sensible gun control measures, like background checks and no fly-no buy, they won’t even allow public research dollars to be used to research gun control and gun violence.

“Until Congress acts to make it harder for dangerous people to acquire these types of weapons, tragedies like this will continue to happen.

“How many more people have to die? How much more blood must be shed before Congress decides to act? Moments of silence and the sympathies, thoughts and prayers from members of this body is not enough anymore.

“The time has come to act. We must act now.”