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  • Hastings, Deutch, and Wasserman Schultz Condemn NRA President’s Comments About Stoneman Douglas Students
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) released the following statement in reaction to the newly elected National Rifle Association (NRA) President Oliver North calling student gun reform activists “civil terrorists”: “Oliver North’s comparing gun reform activists to civil terrorists is as outrageous as it is shameful,” said Congressman Hastings. “I’ve got news for Mr. North: the Stoneman Douglas High School students... Read more

  • Hastings and Florida Democrats Send Letter Opposing Florida’s Firearm Preemption Law
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Florida Senate President Joe Negron, advising them to prioritize the repeal of the firearm preemption law that limits the ability of localities to implement sensible gun control measures. Joining Hastings’ as co-signers of the letter include: Senator Bill Nelson, Reps. Val Demings, Charlie Crist, Lois Frankel, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Stephanie Murphy, Al Lawson, Darren Soto, Kath... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the National School Walkout
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in support of the National School Walkout, commemorating the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School: “I am extremely proud of the students across our nation, who are taking part in the National School Walkout Day. The passion and energy of these students in the days since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is inspiring, and I will continue to work with them and any other person committ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 5th anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: “The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School will forever be among the defining tragedies in our nation’s history. Five years after this incomprehensible act of violence, my heart is still broken for the families that lost children, the teachers who gave their lives protecting their students, and the Newtown community. No... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Las Vegas Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the horrific mass shooting that took place last night near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas: “Words cannot express the shock and sorrow I feel this morning. I offer my deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones, to those wounded, and to the people of Las Vegas. I commend Las Vegas’ first responders who acted valiantly to evacuate the injured. “Just last year, our nation witnessed what was at the time the worst mas... Read more

  • Hastings' Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary Issues, Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the one year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting: "Republican Members of Congress have a bad habit of ignoring the devastation brought by gun violence. All too frequently, calls for action go on unanswered - if not entirely ignored - by my Republican colleagues, even as Americans are killed by firearms on a daily basis. "It has now been one year since the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub. Despite the public outc... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control, Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the shooting at Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport: “I am shocked and horrified at today’s shooting at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Details are still coming in, but it appears that this cowardly act of violence has claimed multiple lives and left many people injured. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, and I offer my full support to the authorities on scene investigating this shooting. “As... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on One-Month Anniversary of Orlando Mass Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality, Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the one-month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida: “As we mark the one-month anniversary of the worst mass shooting in our nation’s history, Republicans in Congress continue to block important legislation to prevent future tragedies. Americans are demanding action, and Democrats continue to answer their calls by advocating for common sense gun control reforms that will keep us safe without s... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Mass Shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina: “As we look back on the one-year anniversary of a tragic shooting that took nine lives at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, another act of gun violence ending in tragic loss of life is once again on the forefront of America’s conscience. “Emanuel A.M.E. has played... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Mass Shooting in Tucson, Arizona
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 5th anniversary of the mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona: “Five years ago, our nation was shocked with sadness and anger when 19 individuals, including my friend and colleague Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, were shot during a Congressional community outreach event in Tucson, Arizona. This mass shooting polarized our country. And yet, Congress has done nothing in its wake to curb the flow of guns into the h... Read more

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