Rep. Maloney Statement on Sutherland Springs Shooting

Nov 5, 2017
Press Release

In reaction to the news of the mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs, Texas church on Sunday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) issued the following statement:

“My heart is broken by this horrific mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Southerland Springs, TX. I grieve and pray for everyone murdered and injured today.

“To violently target so many innocent people in a place where they gather for prayer is inexcusable and inhuman. Unfortunately, this is not the first time we have seen such an atrocity and until this nation decides to enact common-sense gun safety reforms, tragically, it won’t be the last. 

“No one person should be able to inflict so much pain, and be responsible for so much violence. More than 20 people were murdered today and at least 20 more injured by a man with a gun. Enough is enough. It is far past time for Congress to escape the grip of the NRA and to act to prevent gun violence in this country.”