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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Thompson Marks Six Years Since Sandy Hook Shooting

Dec 14, 2018
Press Release
Vows action in new Congress to address gun violence

Washington – Today Chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement on the sixth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“Six years ago, our hearts were broken. Broken for the mothers and fathers whose children never came home, broken for the families of teachers who were dedicated to inspiring the next generation, and broken for the loved ones who pause each day to remember the precious life they lost. Every year since we have been blocked from acting to prevent gun violence. But we will honor their deaths with action – action that will help keep our schools, our children, and our communities safe. We will pass legislation in the next Congress to address gun violence. And we will never forget those lives, the promise they held that was taken too soon. Today, our hearts are heavy. Tomorrow, we will act.”


The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force was established after the tragedy at Sandy Hook and has grown to a membership of more than 145.