Congressman Hoyer Releases Statement on Anniversary of Great Mills School Shooting

March 20, 2019

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County:

“I join with the Great Mills High School community in remembering Jaelynn Willey, whose life was tragically and senselessly cut short one year ago. My prayers and deepest sympathies are with Jaelynn’s family, friends, and classmates.

“As we remember Jaelynn today, we must continue to work to prevent gun violence in our nation. Days after the shooting at Great Mills, students from the school and high schools throughout our state joined with thousands of others at the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC to demand action. I thank them for their advocacy and commitment to ensuring our communities are safer.

“In the opening months of the new Congress, I was proud to bring H.R. 8, bipartisan legislation to require background checks on all firearm sales, to the House Floor. Now that the House has acted, I urge my colleagues in the Senate to take up and pass the bill and send it to the President’s desk for his signature. We have a responsibility to take meaningful action to end the scourge of gun violence in communities across the country.”

16 Responses to Congressman Hoyer Releases Statement on Anniversary of Great Mills School Shooting

  1. Bobaloo on March 20, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    What a douche!

  2. MarineVet on March 20, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Shutup Steny you communist POS

  3. MdTaxVictim on March 20, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Hes still a complete jackazz. We need term limits to rid ourselves of parasitic losers like Speny. Please retire.

    • Ben Matlock on March 22, 2019 at 7:25 am

      We have term limits. Don’t vote for the guy in office. See how easy that is?

      • Saul on March 22, 2019 at 2:26 pm

        Most of Southern Maryland doesn’t vote for him, it’s Charles and PG Counties that elect him. Unfortunately the Electoral College doesn’t apply in this case, not as easy as you think Matlock. By the way, turn your law degree in.

        • Cortez on March 25, 2019 at 6:13 pm

          Steny’s good friend Elizabeth Warren wants to do away with the Electoral College so that her progressive friends in California and New York can run the entire nation into the ground.

      • Patriot4Life on March 25, 2019 at 11:34 am

        STFU, aren’t you dead, or just another registered Democrat vote?

  4. Anonymous on March 20, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    That would not have prevented this murder. The gun he used was legally obtained through a background check. What allowed this to happen was a irresponsible gun owner that allowed his kid access to his gun. Our current laws are strong enough. If you want to put a dent in gun violence try actually giving jail time to people who posses guns illegally instead of releasing them on a low bond then giving them a joke of a sentence. Law makers are so contradictory and hypocritical. Out of one side of their mouth they make it harder for responsible people to get guns then out of the other side they cry about proper sentences and punishments for people that break the rules they have. Start handing out prison time for the laws you have and you will see gun crimes decline.

  5. Hoyer sucks on March 20, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    He could give a rats ass about what happened, it’s just a way for Spenny to get votes

  6. Richard on March 20, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Leave it to Hoyer to use an opportunity like this to talk about background checks. Typical Democrat. Hey Hoyer, a background check had nothing to do with this incident.

    • Rufus on March 21, 2019 at 10:20 am

      Typical $peny

  7. Tired of it on March 20, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Someone please tell me how a background check is going to prevent a 16 year old from bringing a handgun to school. How about a metal detector or two at the front door of the school like they have at the courthouse? But no let’s make another law that only the law abiding will follow and let the kids fend for themselves.

  8. Lenin on March 21, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Steny “Who Wants the U.S.A. to be like Venezuela” Hoyer

  9. Ted Nugent on March 22, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Anyone that voted for this dinosaur can thank themselves as to why MD is they way it is. Keep voting Democrat you fools. The party of Kennedy no longer exists, instead we are stuck with these socialists.

    • Putin on March 22, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      True Ted, The Democrat Party of today is Progressive, Left Wing, and Communist to the highest degree.

  10. SBD on March 22, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    We’ve had background checks for over 30 years (’bout as long as he’s been in office) and he knows it.
    He’s been campaigning so long, he can’t stop.
    Now Stimey and his buddies make us get a license to exercise our 2nd Amendment right. Let’s give violent criminals light, bullshi# sentences and disarm citizens to reduce violent crime? No, he’s just pandering to his anti-American, anti-gun lobbyists. I’ve never voted democrat, not even back when they had half their sanity.
    “I join with” is a classic insincere, robotic Stimey comment that’s a giveaway that he’s bullshi#ing you. Another is “I’ll be monitoring the situation” – and nothing ever comes of it. All he does is lie. The last time he told the truth, he still had his baby teeth. So as you can see, it’s been a long time for this donkey tooth S-bag.