- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 28, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi decried the lack of legislative action on gun control Thursday after multiple people were gunned down at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland.

“Praying for everyone injured & the families of those lost in today’s shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland,” the California Democrat tweeted Thursday afternoon.

“Congress has a responsibility to take action to prevent the tragedy of gun violence. Every day it fails to do so is a stain on our country,” she wrote.

A gunman shot and killed five people and wounded several others at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis Thursday. A law enforcement source told CNN that the gunman used a shotgun to carry out his attack.

Congress has yet to take up gun control legislation in the wake of recent mass schootings, despite Democrats ongoing call for a ban on “assault weapons” and universal background checks.

Earlier this year, after the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Mrs. Pelosi said she valued passing gun control legislation higher than winning the next election.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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