In a sane country, of course, the massacre six years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut never would have happened. In a sane country, of course, we would have had commonsense gun violence prevention measures in place many years ago. And in a sane country, of course, we wouldn’t have this barbarity happening over and over again. Unfortunately, thanks to the gun lobby/NRA, and the blood-on-their-hands elected officials who do the gun lobby/NRA’s bidding, we do NOT live in a sane country when it comes to gun violence. The question is, when will this situation ever change? Why does the United States have to be an outlier compared to basically every other country on earth? Why do we put up with this horror? This situation needs to change, ASAP!
With that, see below for some photos, video and comments by Virginia elected officials on this heartbreaking, rage-inducing anniversary. I’ll add more as I see them…
Six years ago a young man walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, carrying a weapon of war, and killed 26 people, mostly small children.
In all the time since the House has never been allowed to vote on legislation to prevent such atrocities.
That changes soon. pic.twitter.com/k8vCnZUspE
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) December 14, 2018
I joined many colleagues & advocates at a well attended, moving vigil in front of the NRA HQ in memory of those lost at Sandy Hook, 6 yrs ago. The time for common-sense gun safety legislation is now. pic.twitter.com/d9NRlA0JbY
— Eileen Filler-Corn (@EFillerCorn) December 14, 2018