Sires reacts to California shooting

Rep. Albio Sires called the shooting in San Bernardino, CA, another act of unnecessary gun violence.
A man and woman shot and killed 14 people and wounded as many as 21 in a rampage on Dec. 2.
“Yet again our Nation is coping in the aftermath of an unnecessary act of gun violence that has taken the lives of at least fourteen innocent civilians in San Bernardino, CA.,” Sires said in a release issued on Dec. 3. “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families during this difficult time, but these alone will not prevent future attacks from occurring. As I have said before, and continue to stress in Washington, the House of Representatives and the Senate cannot continue to stand idly by as the safety of our loved ones and first responders are threatened by continuous acts of violence.”
Sires said he will continue to encourage his colleagues in Congress to come together to acknowledge the persistence of these tragedies and to enact much needed legislation to address mass violence incidents.
“Though each Member of Congress may not agree on every facet of proposed reforms to gun regulations and mental health services, we can no longer, as a governing body, continue to watch in horror at events that take the lives of innocent men, women, and children without taking legislative action. I implore the leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate to allow comprehensive legislation addressing mass shootings to come for a vote,” Sires said.

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