Senator Wiener’s Statement on the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas and Need for Gun Control Debate

October 2, 2017

Sacramento –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on the mass shooting last night in Las Vegas and the need for immediate legislative action regarding gun control. Today the Trump Administration said that now is not the time for a debate about gun control.

“Our prayers are with the Las Vegas victims and their loved ones. This act of extreme violence is yet another tragic example of why this country needs to pull its head out of the sand regarding gun policy. 

The Trump Administration is wrong: Now is absolutely the time to talk about guns and the real damage these killing machines are doing to our society. Our country is awash in guns, and every time we put off dealing with it, more people die.”