Statement on Mass Shooting at Country Concert in Las Vegas
Matteson, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly, vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, released this statement:
“Once again, American families awoke to the horrific news of yet another mass shooting that’s claimed the lives of more than 50 people enjoying a country concert.
Our prayers are with those injured, their families and friends. However, our prayers are not enough. The American people are tired of seeing Congress weakly release statements while the bloodshed continues. American families deserve action – action that might save their lives or the lives of someone they love.
While mass shootings tend to make headlines, gun violence claims lives every day. On average, 93 Americans die, every day, from gun violence and 23 kids are shot.
The time to act is now, before another American needless loses their life to gun violence.
We can find common ground. The American people don’t want weapons of war on our city streets, in our night clubs or in our concert venues. We need to do something because the status quo means more lives needlessly cut short.”