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Councilmembers Call for Congressional Response to Tragedy

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“Failure to act at the Federal level continues to put King County, and every community in America, at risk – and this remains simply unacceptable.”

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Metropolitan King County Council Chair Joe McDermott and Councilmembers Claudia Balducci, Rod Dembowski, Larry Gossett, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, and Dave Upthegrove are releasing the following joint statement:

“We are devastated by this tragedy in Las Vegas, as are all Americans. Senseless gun violence has gained a foothold in almost daily life in our country, with communities around the country losing loved ones and being torn apart by tragedy and trauma.

“This horrific attack – the worst mass shooting in modern American history coming only 15 months after the previous record setting mass shooting in Orlando – puts a fine point on this tragic reality. We must come together to honor those we lost last night, support the hundreds of survivors still recovering, and comfort their loved ones in this time of shock and grief.

“But we also must come together to demand action from our Federal leaders to address access to weapons of war in our communities. Solutions exist, and words of sympathy are not enough.

“Failure to act at the Federal level continues to put King County, and every community in America, at risk – and this remains simply unacceptable.”
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