DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the anniversary of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, the deadliest mass shooting in American history:
“Three years ago, America woke to the horror of the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history. Today, we honor the lives we lost in Las Vegas; we grieve for the families and communities across the country that have been shattered by senseless gun violence; and we recommit ourselves to ending these tragedies once and for all. Make no mistake: The pain we feel today is not inevitable. It is the price of inaction. It is the result of the craven deal Republican leaders make when they put the interests of the gun lobby ahead of the lives of their own constituents. While Trump and his allies have stonewalled any attempt at progress, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have laid out sensible policies to stop the carnage in our communities. As we mourn those we’ve lost, we must continue to push for legislation to end gun violence and elect leaders who will stand up to the NRA.”
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