Rep. Napolitano's Statement on Mass Shooting in San Bernardino

Dec 2, 2015

Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte), released the following statement on the mass shooting which occurred today at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino:

“It is unthinkable this violence was carried out at a center whose employees serve people with developmental disabilities and their families. Our prayers are with all victims of this senseless attack, with their families, and with the entire San Bernardino community. We commend all—including law enforcement personnel—who immediately responded and continue to deal with an active shooter situation, and we pray for their safety.

“We do not know the motive yet, but the President is right; we must do more to keep weapons out of the hands of people with violent histories. Day after day our hearts are broken by acts of gun violence, and today our region is experiencing this unimaginable tragedy. This must stop.”

Napolitano is a Vice Chair of the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.

If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional distress, call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990.

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