Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released a statement asking for a “thoughtful debate on gun violence” in reaction to the deadly mass shooting at Washington D.C.’s Navy Yard early Monday night.
I mourn those killed today at the Navy Yard in Washington and send my thoughts and prayers to those families grieving the loss of loved ones.
There are reports the killer was armed with an AR-15, a shotgun and a semiautomatic pistol when he stormed an American military installation in the nation’s capital and took at least 12 innocent lives.
This is one more event to add to the litany of massacres that occur when a deranged person or grievance killer is able to obtain multiple weapons–including a military-style assault rifle–and kill many people in a short amount of time.
When will enough be enough?
Congress must stop shirking its responsibility and resume a thoughtful debate on gun violence in this country. We must do more to stop this endless loss of life.
In April, a Senate gun control bill, propelled forward by the December 2012 Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, fell short by five votes. Support continued to fall for more gun control as the recent Colorado recall elections pushed out two Democratic State Senators said to be responsible for the recent passage of stricter gun control measures within the Centennial State.