February 26, 2020 — Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords responded to a shooting today at the MillerCoors Brewing Co. in Milwaukee, WI that left multiple people shot.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords issued the following statement:
“Milwaukee’s tragedy makes me furious. I’ve had enough of normal workdays ending in terror. I’ve had enough of families living with constant anxiety about active shooter drills and real-life tragedy. I’ve had enough of the shadow gun violence casts upon our daily lives. I’m fed up that we continue to tolerate a gun violence crisis that is ultimately preventable.
“It’s been one year since the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. In that year, like the last, nearly 40,000 Americans died from acts of gun violence. Despite this crisis, despite the 90 percent of Americans who support universal background checks, Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell refuse to act. Every day they fail to act is a day we fail to protect our schools, workplaces, and communities. No sum of money, no political agenda, is worth the daily tragedy of gun violence in America. It’s time our country had leaders who understood what’s at stake.”