STATEMENT: KHANNA ON SAN JOSE VTA SHOOTING
San Jose, CA – May 26, 2021 – Today, Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), San Jose Congressman and Member of the House Committee on Oversight, released this statement following the deadly rampage at the Valley Transit Authority (VTA) facility on Younger Ave.
“While much still remains to be confirmed at this time, one thing is abundantly clear: the gun violence epidemic will continue to rage unless we take concrete action to protect our country. It was our community today, but it will be someone else’s tomorrow. My heart is shattered thinking of the lives lost, as well as the families & communities upended by this senseless tragedy. These were some of our frontline heroes, who kept the South Bay moving through the worst of the pandemic. Over eighty percent of Americans want common sense gun control measures. Background checks, ‘red flag’ laws, and longer waiting periods are all within reach. When I head back to Washington, I will continue to push for this urgently needed legislation.”
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About the Office
Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.