On Anniversary of Giffords Shooting, O'Halleran Calls for Commonsense Gun Reform Measure
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released a statement remembering the victims and survivors of the 2011 shooting in Tucson, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:
“Today is a somber day in Arizona history. On the eighth anniversary of the 2011 Tucson shooting, we all remember the six Americans who were killed and 13 others who were injured by a gunman targeting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords,” said O’Halleran. “As a former police officer and homicide investigator, I have seen the horrifying effects of gun violence on our communities firsthand; it is something no family should ever be forced to confront. This week, I am co-sponsoring H.R. 8, bipartisan legislation that will require federal background checks on all gun sales. While this is not the complete solution, it is a good first step. Too many innocent Americans have lost their lives in attacks that could have been prevented. We must pass commonsense, bipartisan legislation that prevents dangerous criminals from easily acquiring these weapons and ensures law-abiding Americans can continue to exercise their Constitutional rights.”
O’Halleran is the Co-Chair for Policy in the House Blue Dog Coalition and a member of the bipartisan House Law Enforcement Caucus.