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Dem Rep on Mass Shootings: We Have To Do Something Other Than a ‘Pantomime of Condolence’


Sunday on ABC’s  ‘This Week,”  while discussing Friday’s shooting killing three people in Colorado Springs, CO, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) voiced frustration over the inaction in the wake of shooting tragedies and argued expressing condolences wasn’t enough.

Schiff said, “Well, I think this is a big issue that there’s too ready access of people who are seriously mentally ill to firearms. But Martha, nothing we have done has worked because essentially we have done nothing. The background checks are not universal, so even if people who are mentally ill would be barred if they buy it off the back of a truck or they buy it at a gun show, it’s not going to stop them from getting a weapon. If they can still have access to very powerful weapons with extended ammunition clips, they’re still going to be able to kill a lot of people. We have to do something other than this routine now pantomime of condolence every time we have a mass shooting. That is simply not enough. And it’s just unendurable.”

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