Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE STATEMENT ON THE SHOOTING IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

Aug 27, 2018
Press Release

Press Statement

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement on the Shooting in Jacksonville, Florida

 

Jackson Lee: “The tragedies visited on Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, from earlier this year brought sadness to those communities and indeed shocked the country.  Yet, lost in these headlines is the persistent national concern of gun violence in America, which afflicts cities like Chicago, Houston and other large cities on a daily basis.  Which is why our sadness and concern, by itself, is insufficient.  As members of Congress, all of us have a responsibility to do what we can to stem the tide of gun violence in our country.”

 

Houston, TX – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Budget, and the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, issued the following statement following this weekend’s shooting in Jacksonville: 

 

“After this past weekend, another community is reeling from a mass shooting incident in America.  This time, the town is Jacksonville, Florida, and the shooting took the lives of two individuals.   I thank the brave first responders who helped bring a resolution to this incident.  I pray for those lives lost and affected by this  senseless act of violence. 

“While the city and death toll this time are different, nothing has changed about this country’s implacable and gnawing problem with guns.  Since the beginning of this year through the end of last month, we have had scores of mass shooting incidents and close to 10,000 lives lost due to gun violence.  The tragedies visited on Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, from earlier this year brought sadness to those communities and indeed shocked the country.  Yet, lost in these headlines is the persistent national concern of gun violence in America, which afflicts cities like Chicago and other large cities on a daily basis.  Which is why our sadness and concern, by itself, is insufficient.  As members of Congress, all of us have a responsibility to do what we can to stem the tide of gun violence in our country.  The time has long since passed for action on this issue.”

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Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat representing the 18thCongressional District of Texas, is a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary, Homeland Security and the Budget. She is a Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.