Crowley Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of Sandy Hook

December 14, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, which claimed the lives of 20 children and six educators on December 14, 2012:

“I will never forget the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. It was one of the darkest, most difficult days we’ve seen as a nation. The lives lost were too young, too innocent, and absolutely irreplaceable.

“While we will never fully ease the pain of the Sandy Hook community or the families who lost loved ones, we must honor their memory by enacting true and meaningful gun safety legislation. I am committed to that cause, and won’t back down until it becomes a reality.”