Newtown School Shooting: McCollum Urges Immediate Congressional Action to End 'Epidemic of Gun Violence'
Do you agree with Rep. Betty McCollum? What do you think is at issue in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting? Is it gun control? Addressing mental health? Both? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Fourth District Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D) issued the following statement regarding the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
"Today’s elementary school shooting is heartbreaking. As a mother, the mass murder of young school children and educators is incomprehensible. My prayers are with all families of the victims.
"The time has come for President Obama, Congress and the American people to come together to act immediately to end the epidemic of gun violence and the proliferation of guns designed to be weapons of mass murder. Inaction and obstruction by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to common sense gun laws is not tolerable.”