Blumenthal Statement on Orlando Shooting

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today released the following statement in response to the shooting in Orlando, Florida:


“As we learn more in shock and horror about the deadliest mass shooting in our history, my heart breaks for the families of loved ones lost or injured – and for our nation, continuing to suffer from this unspeakable epidemic of gun violence. The Senate’s inaction on commonsense gun violence prevention makes it complicit in this public health crisis. Prayers and platitudes are insufficient. The American public is beseeching us to act on commonsense, sensible gun violence prevention measures, and we must heed that call.”