Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes released the following statement marking ten years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:
“Ten years later, the loss of twenty schoolchildren and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut continues to weigh heavy on our hearts. We will never stop mourning the innocent victims, nor forget the horrific violence that robbed them of their futures. What’s more, our nation has never had a moment to catch our breath in the ongoing deluge of gun violence.
“Each day, more communities are ravaged by shootings, more families are broken, and more lives are lost. This carnage does not end until we agree that enough is enough. Last summer, Congress finally took a step forward by advancing the first gun safety legislation in decades. These commonsense policies are a welcome reprieve from years of inaction on protecting the American people from the scourge of gun violence, but as we have seen in the last few months, they are insufficient to keep our communities safe.
“We can and must do more. For the children and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary, for the families of those we’ve lost, and for all those whose lives have been upended by this senseless violence, I will keep fighting.”
Congressman Jim Himes represents Connecticut’s 4th District, which includes the communities of Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, Stamford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton.