Butterfield Statement on Parkland High School Shooting

Feb 15, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement on the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida:

“The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is the latest tragedy in a long line of senseless shootings, including 18 school shootings this year alone.  Congress has watched the body count rise while doing nothing to address the scourge of gun violence in this country, other than by offering its thoughts and prayers to the suffering families and friends.  Congress must finally act.

“Congress has the power to help prevent these tragedies.  There are common-sense bills that exist, including bipartisan approaches to reduce gun violence in America.  I call on the Republican majority to immediately bring gun violence prevention legislation to the House floor for a vote.  The refusal of the Republican majority to act on gun violence prevention legislation is disturbing.”