[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas. According to reports, at least 50 people were killed and more than 200 were injured.
“Although many details of this mass shooting remain unclear, one thing is certain: yet again, we are watching in horror as another American community is torn apart by the terrible devastation wrought by a gunman. My heart breaks for Las Vegas: the victims, their families, their friends, and their entire community. It has been barely a year since what was previously the largest mass shooting in American history – the deadly attack at Pulse nightclub. In the interim, thousands more have been lost to the daily, ruthless toll of gun violence. Still, Congress refuses to act. I am more than frustrated, I am furious.”