Rep. McNerney issues statement on Orlando nightclub shooting

Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement in response to the horrific Orlando nightclub mass shooting that has so far left 49 people dead and 53 injured:

“Our entire nation is in shock after yet another senseless mass shooting devastates the Orlando community, and I mourn with the families and victims of this tragedy. Our mourning must be coupled with action. This is the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history where 49 Americans were killed and many others injured by an assault weapon. This was also an act of hate against LGBT Americans who were gathered together to celebrate Pride, like so many LGBT communities across America will do this month.  We cannot stand for these acts of hate, violence, and terrorism that cut short the lives of too many innocent victims. Gun violence is a problem that affects our communities on a daily basis and we must take steps to reduce it. This means passing commonsense gun reforms that will help keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, and dangerous people and making sure our law enforcement officials have the tools and resources they need to keep our communities safe. I stand with the people of Orlando, the LGBT community, and all victims of gun violence to fight for solutions that will reduce violence and save lives.”

McNerney represents the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District which includes portions of Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Sacramento Counties. For more information on his work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.

5 Comments to “Rep. McNerney issues statement on Orlando nightclub shooting”

  1. fernando navarrro says:

    No… must i remind mr. McNerney that it was the massacre at Waco texas april 19,1993. That was the biggest murder of American on American soil. 74 men,women and CHILDREN. Were slaughtered.

    And how sad it is of certain politicians to run,stumble,crawl over the still warm bodies of these slain souls to make a rabid statement of convenience once again, against.the 2nd amendment.

    and once again the lofting stench of the botched ‘FAST AND FURIOUS’ comes upon the Governments blood stain hands and blind eyes.
    All for political correctness.

    Was this ISIS gunman under survialance or not?
    And if not why?!?
    And if so..what happened??

    How many more San Bernadinos and Orlandos are we to tolerate??

  2. Eric A. says:

    Rep. McNerney is correct. It has been reported all over the news. The Orlando Nightclub shooting was the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history.

    Waco was a religious sect lighting themselves up on fire.

    • fernando navarrro says:

      You really need to revisit history.
      There is no greater fool than an individual that knows the truth yet allows others to convince him of accepting a lie. For that person will be led around like cattle.

      Real history:google
      ” waco texas massacre rules of engagement”

      • Eric A. says:

        I REVISIT history. I don’t let some conspiracy theorist try to tell me what happened. Its in the history books. There are none so blind as those who will not see.

  3. Bill says:

    Well said Fernando!

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