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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Rep. Waters Statement on the Saugus High School Shooting in Los Angeles County

November 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), who is an active member of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, issued a statement on the shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, CA:

“There are absolutely no words that can quell the pain and horror that has befallen Saugus High School and the Santa Clarita, CA community in the aftermath of today’s unconscionable mass shooting. To my neighbors in Santa Clarita, I want you to know that my heart aches for you. I extend my heartfelt condolences to all the victims of the Saugus High School shooting, and I salute all of the Los Angeles County law enforcement agencies and first responders for their efforts to protect and secure our community.

“Our schools, which should be safe havens for children, educators, and members of the community, are becoming the backdrops of some of the most violent shootings in our nation’s history. No students, educators, or parents should be subjected to such terror. This is not only deeply disturbing, it’s a national disgrace. 

“My House Democratic colleagues and I passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act, more than eight months ago. We passed H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act, the following day. My Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force colleagues and I are fighting for the passage of H.R. 1296, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, and other commonsense gun control measures that would stem the tide of gun violence in America. Enough is enough. It’s past time for bipartisan and bicameral legislative action. I call upon my colleagues in the Senate to join us in this fight to save lives and take up these commonsense gun reforms. Anything less is a shameful abdication of our oath of office.”

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