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Rep. Markey Responds to Newtown Massacre, Urges Stricter Gun Controls

Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the New England Congressional delegation, issued the following statement after the fatal school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

[Editor's note: The following is Congressman Ed Markey's press statement on the fatal school shooting in Newtown, Conn.]

“Today’s news of the horrific school shooting of students, teachers and staff is shocking and horrifying, and my deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives today in such a senseless and tragic event. As we learn more about the situation at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we remember how precious life is and how we at our best when we come together as a nation to support each other in our time of grief.  Our collective heart breaks as we consider the family members who are being given the worst news imaginable, and we turn our thoughts and prayers to all of the people of Newtown affected today in the hopes for a full and speedy recovery.

“How many more innocent people have to die senseless deaths until we enact stricter rules that address unfettered access to guns? Thirty-four people are killed with guns every day in America. It past time for a national debate on gun control and solutions to ensure that this terrible trend in mass shootings finally comes to an end.”

Tom M December 21, 2012 at 01:08 PM
I support the movement to enact stricter rules for gun control. The ban on semi automatic weapons and the background check for all gun purchases must happen to help protect our children. Today AOL has published the ratings of House & Senate seats gun control ratings. IMO no elected official should be elected or re-elected if they do not agree to step up gun cotrol via a rating less than D. Our own X Senator Brown was the largest recipient of campain funds from the NRA last year. Caution must be taken who we elect in the future. Pretty faces won't be the deciding factor in the future for our elected officials.

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