Cummings Joins House Democrats’ Sit-In Against Congressional Inaction on Gun Violence

June 22, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2016)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement after joining House Democrats to stage a sit-in against congressional inaction on gun violence:  

“Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die as a result of gun violence. In some states, firearms take more lives than car accidents.

“The American people are fed up with inaction and so am I. It is time for House Republicans to treat gun violence like the scourge on our country that it is. 

“Our thoughts and prayers aren’t enough. Our moments of silence aren’t enough. We must act, and I am proud to sit with my colleagues to urge a vote on legislation to prevent gun violence. Enough.”