(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement today regarding the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon:
“My heart breaks and my prayers go out to the families who have suffered this horrific loss. I share in the sadness, outrage and anger at this unspeakable tragedy, as well as at Congress for its inertia and inaction. Gun violence is a public health epidemic and menace that must be met at peril to our moral as well as physical survival. We cannot allow another tragedy to pass with only words of grief and regret. The American public has begged us to act again and again on common sense, sensible gun safety measures, and we must heed that call."