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Blumenthal Statement on Tragic Shooting in Charleston, SC

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released the following statement on last night’s tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina:

My heart and prayers go out to the entire Charleston community and the families and loved ones of victims in this horrific hate crime, as gun violence again grips our nation. Mass murder and gun violence have killed children and educators in their Sandy Hook school, moviegoers in Colorado, and men and women in their workplaces and neighborhoods across America. Last night gun violence invaded yet another sacred place – a site of ultimate sanctity and safety. We are far beyond saying ‘enough is enough’ and in danger of being numb to the scourge of gun violence plaguing our country. Numbness to gun violence is consummate complicity."