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Sandy Hook Mom: We Value Guns, Flags & Fake Acts Of Patriotism Over People

Ana Grace Márquez-Greene died in the Sandy Hook School shooting. Her mother took to Twitter to blast the lack of action on gun control in Congress in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Ana Grace Márquez-Greene died in the Sandy Hook School shooting. Her mother took to Twitter to blast the lack of action on gun control in Congress in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: Ana Grace Project

NEWTOWN, Conn. — In a series of angry and emotional Tweets, the mother of one of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting blasted Congress for its inaction on gun control issues in the wake of the mass killing in Las Vegas.

Nelba Márquez-Greene is the mother of Ana Márquez-Greene, a 6-year-old girl who was gunned down with 19 classmates and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.

Márquez-Greene took to Twitter on Monday after the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left over 50 people dead and more than 500 injured.

Here is a series of Tweets from Márquez-Greene from Monday:

  • I don’t know what to say besides this is on every congressperson who said in ‘13: There is simply nothing we could do. #LasVegas #Newtown
  • You don’t recover from this- as a mother, brother, father. You manage. But there is no recovery. I am heartbroken. #LasVegas #Newtown
  • Today you got 50 + new reasons I take a knee. My heart, my prayers, my ACTIONS are with the victim families. #LasVegas #Newtown
  • Oh, please. Newtown happened well before trump was elected. We need sensible gun legislation and we need it now. #LasVegas #Newtown (In response to this Tweet: Tcio‏

    @afternoonsand: This is because of the hate fostered by the left and extreme right in the country. The media have been driving this division and responsible)

  • For that person or any person to blame media for this is reprehensible and irresponsible. Blame your congress. #Newtown (In response to Khary Penebaker‏ @kharyp: Oak Creek happened before Trump was elected too. In that shooting, a white supremacist thought the Sikh members were Muslim.)

  • This is absolutely right. Take a knee already, America. Take a freaking knee! #Newtown #LasVegas (In response to: Dan Hodges @DPJHodges: In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.)

  • Every day, I am stunned by the level of trauma (direct or vicarious) congress is willing to make us suffer through. #Newtown #LasVegas ... Their lack of courage and/or ability to take meaningful action on issues that most matter: healthcare, violence, climate, etc is outrageous

  • Many people. Five years later they still contact you. It’s bad and no one wants to talk about. As a victim? I have to. #Newtown #LasVegas (In response to: deray mckesson‏ @deray: Who gets online as a tragedy is unfolding and thinks to make hoax memes? I’ll never understand some people.)

  • As a mom who had to bury a child- I could care less about perp color. But how come we never talk about angry White men w/guns? #Newtown

  • How come we only want to talk when it fits our own narrative? Please. Help mothers keep children safe from gunviolence. #lasvegas #Newtown

  • I just don’t want any more moms to live like I do. Yes. I’ve managed to do amazing things. But honestly? I battle grief-related anxiety, depression, PTSD- daily. Losing a loved one like this is a death sentence. We move forward for our son.

  • Is this what we are saying to American citizens they have to accept as normal? 91 people per day? #Newtown #LasVegas

  • I will also say this: I lost Ana in Newtown which means even though we aren’t white I had the sympathy of the world. #Newtown #LasVegas

  • I know so many mothers navigating this world of grief and trauma blindly because their kids died in urban centers& there is no sympathy.

  • Guess what folks? Gun violence and grief hurt in EVERY zip code. In every color. Grieving mothers need your help. #LasVegas #Newtown

  • In America we value guns, flags & fake acts of patriotism over people, pain & real acts of courage. #LasVegas #TakeAKnee #EndGunViolence

  • Did you know u have congress people who rather than talk about gun legislation implied that we hadn’t prayed hard enough?#Newtown

  • There is no such thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time when a 6 y.o. gets shot. There are only cowardly congresspeople.

  • Uncanny, unbelievable and gutting that I tweeted this almost one year ago. “Eloi, eloi, lama sabachthani.” #LasVegas #Newtown

  • Today, my friend? Forgive me as I don’t normally speak like this. But you can just go F yourself. #Newtown (In response to: Open Carry Magazine‏ @OpenCarryMag: Anti-gun groups create these shooting zones hoping they will get people killed. They need bodies to stand on to further the agenda of death)

  • As a final thought & reminder to @MooreSenate & congress, this is the little girl u said I should’ve prayed “harder” for. #Newtown #LasVegas ( Click here for Nelba Márquez-Greene's Twitter feed and a video of her daughter, Ana Grace, playing piano with her brother.)

The Marquez-Greene family was honored just last month with a visit by the Rockettes for their charitable work in the community.

Each year as the Christmas Spectacular gears up -- the famous Rockettes holiday show — the dancers' “Gift of Joy” program honors fans and families throughout the tri-state area.

The family was selected because of their devotion to others in the community. The Ana Grace Project is dedicated to promoting love, community, and connection for every child and family through three lead initiatives: partner schools, professional development, music and the arts.

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