10.02.17

Rep. Takano Statement on Las Vegas Tragedy

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement in response to the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas.

“I am heartbroken and sickened by the tragedy that struck Las Vegas last night. My thoughts and condolences are with the victims and their loved ones during this incredibly painful time. Words cannot express my gratitude to the law enforcement officers and first responders who put their lives on the line in the service of others.  

“Tonight, parents will mourn the loss of children, children will mourn the loss of parents, and families will gather in hospitals praying for good news. It is our responsibility to ask ourselves why. Why do mass shootings occur so regularly in America? What are we doing to prevent these acts of domestic terror? How does it serve the public interest to have weapons on our streets that enable one person to inflict such horrific damage on our communities?  

“These hard questions have gone unanswered for far too long, and our communities are suffering the consequences.”                                

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