On Wednesday, at least two people died because of a shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
At least 14 people have been taken to area hospitals.
Only a few minutes after the shooting, a lot of Democratic members of Congress called for gun control.
“Turn on your television right now, you’re going to see scenes of children running for their lives. What looks to be the 19th school shooting in this country and we have not even hit March,” Dem Senator Chris Murphy said, citing a misleading statistic.
The earliest call for gun control came from Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) at 3:36.
I, too, offer thoughts & prayers…
— Donald Norcross (@DonaldNorcross) February 14, 2018
Absolutely horrific. The victims are weighing heavy in my heart. It’s time for senseless violence to end. Enough is enough. We need common sense gun safety reform. https://t.co/dRPnxx4Imt
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) February 14, 2018
Once again, gun violence shatters lives with another school shooting. We need sensible gun control, like background checks and tracing of weapons. My heart breaks for the families affected & my thanks to the first responders in Florida
— Rep. Nydia Velazquez (@NydiaVelazquez) February 14, 2018
Horrific. Thoughts and prayers from the president are not enough – we need common-sense gun reform NOW! https://t.co/44Wja65Vob
— Nita Lowey (@NitaLowey) February 14, 2018
Heartbroken over another school shooting. Schools must be a safe space for all students & teachers, not the scenes of tragedy. Monitoring the situation. When will my @GOP colleagues finally agree #EnoughIsEnough & act on #gunsafety? Thoughts & prayers are meaningless w/o action.
— Carolyn B. Maloney (@RepMaloney) February 14, 2018
Anything you have to say about the 2nd amendment and gun ownership, you should be able to say to the faces of the children being marched out of their school, guarded by police.
Let that feeling be your guide when we talk about gun violence.
— Judy Chu (@RepJudyChu) February 14, 2018
As a nation, how can we continue to allow this to happen? How many more moments of silence must we hold before Republicans in Congress act? We are not powerless. There are measures we can and must take to make our communities safer.
— Gerry Connolly (@GerryConnolly) February 14, 2018
Republicans should pray for forgiveness, for not only their complacency and dereliction of duty, but in contrition for the men, women and children we continue to lay to rest because of senseless gun violence and the cowardly inaction from Congress.
— Bonnie WatsonColeman (@RepBonnie) February 14, 2018
My heart goes out to the Parkland community as they endure this horrific tragedy. We cannot allow this to continue to be the status quo. Congress has a responsibility to take action and help keep guns out of the wrong hands.
— Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (@SenatorShaheen) February 14, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the students and their families in Parkland, Florida. We find ourselves in a place where there has been another attack on a school. Today’s horrific shooting marks the 18th this year alone. Congress must do something about guns.
— Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (@RepMarciaFudge) February 14, 2018
Maybe, just maybe, after 18 school shootings in America in just 43 days of 2018 the Congress might want to consider common-sense gun safety legislation and save innocent lives.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 14, 2018