Statement on Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Statement from LWVFL and Coalition on Las Vegas Mass Shooting
The League of Women Voters in Florida renew call for stricter gun laws in light of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Once again, Americans awoke another morning to the news of another horrific mass shooting, this time in Las Vegas, Nevada. At this writing, at least 58 were killed by a lone gunman shooting from a hotel adjacent to the site of a concert in progress. In addition to those killed, over 500 people were injured.

Deadliest shooting in modern US history

Just a little more than a year after the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the mass shooting in Las Vegas is now the deadliest in modern U.S. history.

Mourn the loss of life

While we are still learning the facts of what happened, the League of Women Voters of Florida and the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence mourn the loss of life of so many innocent people in Las Vegas.

However, the response of our elected officials with messages of “thoughts and prayers” is insufficient. We do not elect our government officials for their thoughts and prayers. We elect them to make law and protect citizens. We cannot continue to allow easy access to assault weapons in our country. We have seen the consequences of such access too many times. We honor the lives lost today with our unwavering commitment to protect all communities from gun violence.

 

Pamela S. Goodman

President

LWV Florida

Patricia Brigham

Co-Chair

Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence

Andy Pelosi

Co-Chair

Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence

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