Rep. Jim Himes, whose home state of Connecticut endured the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, blasted inaction on gun violence after hearing about the mass shooting in California on Wednesday night.
He told CNN: “I’m embarrassed to say … my first thought was, ‘here we go again, it’s this week’s mass shooting,’ and that’s a really hard way to think about this. I contrast where we are today with how we all felt about Sandy Hook.”
This is a weekly thing (and) even though it’s become a weekly thing, nobody does anything, especially the Congress where I work,” he lamented.
“35,000 Americans dead a year as a result of gun violence and Congress can’t even find its way to studying the problem,” Himes said.