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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California

Rep. McNerney Issues Statement on Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Jun 12, 2016
Press Release

Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement in response to the horrific Orlando nightclub mass shooting that has so far left 50 people dead and 53 injured:

“Our entire nation is in shock after yet another senseless mass shooting devastates the Orlando community, and I mourn with the families and victims of this tragedy. Our mourning must be coupled with action. This is the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history where 50 Americans were killed and many others injured by an assault weapon. This was also an act of hate against LGBT Americans who were gathered together to celebrate Pride, like so many LGBT communities across America will do this month.  We cannot stand for these acts of hate, violence, and terrorism that cut short the lives of too many innocent victims. Gun violence is a problem that affects our communities on a daily basis and we must take steps to reduce it. This means passing commonsense gun reforms that will help keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, and dangerous people and making sure our law enforcement officials have the tools and resources they need to keep our communities safe. I stand with the people of Orlando, the LGBT community, and all victims of gun violence to fight for solutions that will reduce violence and save lives.”

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.