On Sunday night, a gunman opened fire from above on an outdoor concert festival taking place near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, is responsible for one of the deadliest acts of domestic terrorism (though authorities aren’t using this term). At least 59 are dead and more than 527 others are injured, according to The New York Times. As this tragedy reignites debate about gun control and about what constitutes domestic terrorism, Nelba Márquez-Greene – who lost her daughter in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting – criticized Congress for its inaction, according to The Hill.
Over about 20 tweets, Márquez-Greene – who began The Ana Grace Project to honor the life of her daughter – expressed disappointment and frustration at Congress’ lack of urgency. “Every day, I am stunned by the level of trauma (direct or vicarious) congress is willing to make us suffer through,” Márquez-Greene, whose son was also a student at Sandy Hook Elementary, wrote. “Their lack of courage and/or ability to take meaningful action on issues that most matter: healthcare, violence, climate, etc is outrageous.”
Read the rest of her heartbreaking and poignant messages below: