Rep. Maloney Statement on Orlando Nightclub Attack
Following news of a mass shooting attack at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:
"Today we mourn the loss of dozens of innocent lives, brutally murdered at Pulse Nightclub. This act of terror and hate directed at members of the LGBT community and in the midst of Pride Month, brings to the forefront the importance of celebrating and honoring our American values of equality and diversity.
"With reports that the perpetrator was armed with a powerful assault rifle, we are reminded that it is far too easy for individuals to acquire a weapon capable of inflicting so much pain, so quickly.
"This is now the most deadly shooting in American history and our country is long overdue for meaningful gun reforms. As this event makes clear, gun safety is about homeland security and Congress needs to act.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the survivors and the families and friends of all the victims. New Yorkers and the whole country stand with Orlando and LGBT community here at home and worldwide."