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Larson Statement on Shooting at Ft. Lauderdale Airport

January 6, 2017
Press Release

Hartford, CT - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), released the following statement on the shooting that occurred at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport that left at least five people dead:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.  I want to express my gratitude to the local law enforcement and first responders for their quick action,” said Larson.

“It is past time for Congress to have an open, honest debate on addressing gun violence in America. That’s why it is so frustrating that instead of having this debate, the majority is trying to muzzle and gag the minority, who are only trying to express the wishes of their constituents and gun violence victims. We can’t stand in silence again. To only stand silent, when we have a great democracy where we can debate and vote on measures, that could help prevent occurrences like this is disgraceful. This is will only continue to happen until something changes.