Press Release

Gabrielle Giffords Statement on Santa Clarita, CA High School Shooting 

November 14, 2019 — Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords responded to a shooting today at a high school in Santa Clarita, California that left at least one person dead and multiple people injured. According to Gun Violence Archive this shooting marks the 366th mass shooting so far in 2019.

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords issued the following statement: 

“Enough. Americans have had enough of living in fear that today gun violence will change their lives. This is our reality because Trump, McConnell, and their Senate allies have done nothing to change it. They can’t ignore the nightmare this public safety threat creates any longer.

“Every politician paid to defend the status quo by the gun lobby needs to answer whether they are comfortable with live shooter drills becoming routine, students running terrified from their classrooms, and entire communities being locked down. This gun violence epidemic is not beyond our control. We can take action to change this fate so horrific acts of violence don’t dominate our lives.

“It’s been 260 days since the House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. How many more deaths will happen before they sign that lifesaving legislation into law?”