May 25, 2022

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson Statement on Mass Shooting at Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released this statement after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

“I am tired. Tired of the moments of silence that we must hold after senseless mass shootings involving our children and teachers.

“As elected officials, we must do better in protecting the American people. Responsible gun safety legislation is needed now, more than ever before.

“During my time in Congress, gun violence prevention measures would pass the House of Representatives and stall in the Senate. I am asking my Republican Senate colleagues, if not now, then when will they pass common sense gun safety legislation that protect our citizens? We are not hopeless. We have legislation ready to move forward to end gun violence and save lives in every community across the nation.

“There were 21 beautiful souls stolen yesterday. My deepest condolences go to the families who lost their loved ones. I am sending light and prayer to the Uvalde community.”