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McCollum Calls Elementary School Shooting “Heartbreaking” and Urges Immediate Action by Congress to End Epidemic of Gun Violence

December 14, 2012
Press Release

Washington, DCCongresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement regarding the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

“Today’s elementary school shooting is heartbreaking. As a mother, the mass murder of young school children and educators is incomprehensible.  My prayers are with all families of the victims.”

“The time has come for President Obama, Congress and the American people to come together to act immediately to end the epidemic of gun violence and the proliferation of guns designed to be weapons of mass murder.  Inaction and obstruction by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to common sense gun laws is not tolerable.”

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations
and Budget Committees.