The fact is we’ve seen a surge in gun violence across the country since the beginning of the pandemic. It’s unacceptable — and we’ve got to take action to combat it. That’s why we’re announcing a comprehensive approach to prevent and respond to gun crime and ensure public safety.
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 23, 2021
“As we celebrate #Juneteenth, I call on all Americans –starting with my peers in Congress– to make a commitment to freedom and liberation. We must dismantle anti-Black, white supremacist systems of violence in America and build a future of care.” @CoriBushhttps://t.co/KIuWZQCJpK
— Our Revolution (@OurRevolution) June 19, 2021
My God is my rocky summit where I take shelter, my shield, the horn that saves me, my stronghold, my refuge, my savior. You save me from violence! I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I was delivered from my enemies.
2 Samuel 22:3-4 #KarriLevens pic.twitter.com/lCZDQ2kj9O
— Karri Levens (@karrilevens) June 19, 2021
Gun violence is tearing our communities apart and we have to stop the flow of illegal guns into our city. I’m proud to receive the Gun Sense Candidate distinction from @momsdemand. We’ll tackle this crisis together. pic.twitter.com/7YSrdaAUt9
— Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) June 17, 2021
It’s long past time for America to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
But we can’t just call this a win and move on. Congress needs to act on voting rights, police violence, poverty, environmental justice, and MUCH more to tackle systemic racism in America. https://t.co/oCfu6OstOO
— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) June 17, 2021
38 people were shot and 6 people killed in a 6 HOUR span last weekend. We’ve already had 270 mass shootings & 8,700 people killed by gun violence in 2021.
Enough is ENOUGH. During Gun Violence Prevention Month, we MUST end the filibuster & pass the common sense reforms we need.
— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) June 16, 2021
49 innocent lives were taken at #PulseNightclub five years ago – a devastating event at the intersection of gun violence and anti-LGBTQ+ violence. As a city and country we need to end gun violence and foster inclusivity. Today I’m thinking of the loved ones of those we lost.
— Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) June 12, 2021
Five years ago, 49 LGBTQ+ people and allies were enjoying an evening out at Pulse Nightclub. And then, in an instant, they were gone. Today, we remember those who died and their loved ones—and we recommit to building a world free from gun violence.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) June 12, 2021
Brooklyn shootings have increased over 100%, with 3 in 4 shootings unsolved. We need a mayor with a clear approach to treating gun violence like the public health crisis it is. #NYCMayoralDebate pic.twitter.com/sb4NJ4x92N
— Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) June 11, 2021