Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Facebook: Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

February 15, 2018
Press Release

“The horrific tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 dead, at least 14 injured, and a community and nation in mourning. My heart breaks for the victims, students, and teachers, for the parents who dropped their children off at school not knowing it would be their last goodbye, and for the American people, many concerned about whether or not something like this could happen at their child’s school. There are tough questions that must be answered about the shooter, including why many red flags that were raised about him previously did not prevent his ability to acquire an AR-15 and a high volume of ammunition.  But we don’t have to wait for answers to these questions for Congress to pass legislation already supported by a majority of Americans, like universal background checks, closing the gun show loophole, and reinstating a federal ban on military-style assault weapons. The stakes are too high to allow partisan politics to get in the way of common sense change.” 

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