[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 95 (Wednesday, June 15, 2016)]
[Page H3835]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Ms. FRANKEL of Florida asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, once again, the United States 
Congress observed a moment of silence for the victims of a mass 
shooting, this time in Orlando, Florida. Once again, many in this 
Chamber remain silent on stopping more of the same.
  Nearly a third of the world's mass shootings occur right here in our 
country; and yet, this Congress, defying the wishes of our 
constituents, refused to take any reasonable steps to keep dangerous 
guns out of the wrong hands.
  This Congress has refused to ban military grade assault rifles whose 
primary purpose is to kill as many people as possible at one time. This 
Congress refuses to close the loophole that lets criminals buy firearms 
online or at gun shows without a background check. And, most 
shockingly, this Congress is refusing to prevent those suspected of 
terrorism from buying weapons that could be used in the next attack.
  This Congress offers lots of thoughts and sympathies when people are 
massacred by firearms, but no action to stop the carnage. It is time 
for this Congress to do its job before we have to say more prayers for 
innocent victims.