Schwartz: ‘We must do better to understand and treat mental illness … we must move our nation toward common sense, reasonable gun laws.’
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-13, delivered a statement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday during debate on House Resolution 833, a resolution condemning the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was shattering for Americans everywhere. For such an unspeakable act of violence to take place at an elementary school: a place of safety, learning, and lively spirit, was devastating. My sons are grown, but my memories from their first days at school are still vivid,” Schwartz said. See the video above.