Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

October 2, 2017
Press Release

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas:

“I am heartbroken by the tragedy in Las Vegas. My prayers go out to the victims and their families during this unimaginably difficult time. We are with you.

“With hundreds of injuries and dozens of deaths in Las Vegas, it could not be more obvious that Congress must pass meaningful gun legislation, including a ban on assault weapons. We must also work together to block any attempt to make it easier for shooters to go undetected. Inaction is unacceptable.

“Over 1,500 mass shootings have happened since 20 children were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and now we have witnessed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. What will it take for us to embrace our responsibility to act?”