Statement of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Co-Chair Mayor Thomas M. Menino on One Year Anniversary of Newtown Tragedy
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For Immediate Release
December 14, 2013
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Today we remember the 20 children and six adults whose lives were cut tragically short one year ago in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty innocent children who will never attend a prom, never step foot on a college campus, never have a family of their own.

Three hundred and sixty five days have passed, yet our leaders in Washington have been unable to bring common sense reform to our nation’s gun laws. 

As a parent and grandparent, and as a mayor who has seen too many lives forever changed by gun violence, I have never before been so outraged by the inability of our nation’s elected officials to work on behalf of the people they serve. The time to take the loopholes out of our gun laws and the automatic weapons out of our neighborhoods has long since passed.

Today, I stand with the millions of Americans who will, for a moment, be silent as they remember the 26 lives taken one year ago today. Then, I will continue to stand with the millions of Americans who renew the call for our leaders in Washington to take action. We must not give up the fight for common sense gun legislation. The last thing America needs today is silence.


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