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Statement on the Six-Month Anniversary of the Newtown Massacre

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) issued the following statement marking the six-month anniversary of the massacre in Newtown:

“Six months have passed since the horrific massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. In that time, nearly 5,000 more Americans have lost their lives to gun violence.

“It is shameful that six months after Newtown, Congress has failed to enact a single gun-safety measure. Nine in 10 Americans demand action to strengthen our gun laws, and I stand with them. It is long past time to enact meaningful reforms that help keep our families safe, our communities secure, and our country free from the daily toll of gun violence.”

Congressman Yarmuth is a Member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and is a cosponsor of H.R. 1565, which would require background checks for all gun purchases; and H.R. 138, which would impose new limits on high-capacity magazines.