On Wednesday afternoon, 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty took to the House floor to call for a vote on common sense gun safety legislation. Just hours later, police in San Bernardino, California responded to reports of an active shooter at a social services facility. Esty lamented that on Tuesday they had to yet again to remember the victims of gun violence, this time those in Colorado.
Esty had said that it is time for moments of silence to end and a time for action to begin. She called for a Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention to be established.
Esty serves as Vice Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. She called gun violence a public health crisis that deserves action from the House now.
Esty says the House on Tuesday also blocked action to prevent those on the terrorist watch list from acquiring deadly weapons to kill Americans.