A New York congresswoman from the Hudson Valley held a roundtable on gun violence and prevention with high school students and local law enforcement Friday. The discussion came after the recent deadly school shooting in Florida.
Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey says several local students had reached out to her expressing their fear of gun violence, especially in their schools.
“Every student should feel safe going to school. They shouldn’t have to worry about anything other than learning. Mass shooting after mass shooting followed by inaction in Washington makes the world feel even scarier,” Lowey says. “So I’m tired of standing and having a moment of silence and I’m sorry of offering my regrets. It’s time for us to act right now.”
Lowey is a member of the congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.