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Congresswoman Lori Trahan Statement on Anniversary of Parkland Tragedy

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) made the following statement to mark the one year anniversary since Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Duque Anguiano, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jamie Guttenberg, Chris Hixon, Luke Hoyer, Cara Loughran, Gina Montalto, Joaquin Oliver, Alaina Petty, Meadow Pollack, Helena Ramsay, Alex Schachter, Carmen Schentrup, and Peter Wang were tragically killed and seventeen others wounded in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

“It has been a year since 17 students and educators lost their lives in the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. As a mom, the memory of that day, like too many other days marked by senseless acts of gun violence, still leaves behind a profound sense of grief and anger. Today, we join together to honor the memories of those we lost, comfort the families and friends who were closely impacted, and perhaps mostly importantly, double down on our work to prevent this from happening again. Last night the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 8, a bill that would make background checks universal. This is one of several steps we must take to address gun violence. We are the only developed country on earth where these types of shootings happen regularly, and I do not accept the premise that nothing can be done about it. Combating gun violence in all its forms is a top priority of mine. No family and no community deserves to be ripped apart by gun violence. We must want better for each other, and our children,” said Rep. Trahan.