Georgia’s Lucy McBath, an anti-gun-violence activist who was just elected to Congress, responds to Calif. shooting


#TIA – This anti-gun activist will take office in Georgia’s House delegation bearing the memory of losing her own son to that violence.

Lucy McBath, a Democratic anti-gun-violence activist who this week ousted a Republican congresswoman in Georgia, responded Thursday to the mass shooting in California by vowing to use her new position to “prevent these tragedies.”

“It is unfortunately not surprising that on the very same day I officially became a congresswoman-elect, other families in this country are receiving the same exact call that I did six years ago when I learned my son had been murdered,” McBath said in a statement. “The tragedy in California is one of far too many. I grieve with the families affected and for every life lost. I pray that Congress will support me in taking action to prevent these tragedies from affecting the lives of so many.”

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