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Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Reflects on the Fourth Anniversary of the Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Dec 14, 2016
Press Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement reflecting on the fourth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and his advocacy for commonsense gun safety laws:

“Today I think about the lives that were tragically cut short four years ago –six educators who should still be alive and doing their important work and twenty children who should be in the fifth grade learning math and history and playing team sports. They should be middle schoolers, not memories, and as a parent of two grown children that will always be heartbreaking.

“I was elected to Congress just weeks before Sandy Hook, and the memory of that day is still what drives me to fight for the action to reduce gun violence that the American people want and deserve.

“Next year, I will continue working in Congress to strengthen background checks and defend against attempts to undermine California’s strong gun safety laws that help keep our law enforcement safe and allow our children to live the long, healthy lives they deserve.”