Shaheen Statement on Senate’s Failure to Approve Common-Sense Gun Reform Legislation

**Shaheen: This is a stain on our democracy**

June 20, 2016

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement this evening after the Senate failed to pass common-sense gun reform amendments in the wake of the Orlando terror attack.

“After Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, San Bernardino, and so many other mass shootings, the Senate failed to act to protect Americans from gun violence,” said Shaheen. “It’s shameful that in the wake of the deadliest shooting in our nation’s history in Orlando, the Senate still can’t take modest action to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists and tighten background checks. This is a stain on our democracy. The American people are desperate for real action from Congress to address the scourge of mass shootings in our country. On average, there’s one mass shooting a day in this country, but we cannot accept this as the new normal. I will continue to urge Congress to take decisive action to protect the American people from the next deranged and hateful individual who wants to indiscriminately take human life.”