Tragedy After Tragedy After Tragedy
“Our hearts break for the victims, families, and everyone affected by the mass murders at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas today. News reports tell us that at least 18 children and two adults were murdered by a gun-wielding teen. Others were injured as well. It is unacceptable that so much carnage, devastation, and tragedy – too often fueled by hate – have become so common in our country.
“It is intolerable that our children are not safe in their schools and that none of us are safe in our grocery stores or on our streets. It’s reprehensible that our freedoms – including the freedom of our children to grow into healthy adults – are being taken away by the ‘guns and high-capacity magazines everywhere’ culture in America.
“Every lawmaker at every level who has refused to adopt reasonable gun control – who has allowed guns and high-capacity magazines to fall into the hands of those who should not have them – who has ignored the safety of our children and communities – should search their hearts and recalculate their priorities.
“America’s moms do not want to raise our children in a country with so much violence, where our children are not safe, where mass shootings are commonplace, where there are more guns than people. We deserve better. We will work to make sure lawmakers who protect our children and communities are elected, we will push hard for gun safety measures, and we will hold each other close and love and care for each other. We do all this because no mother, father, parent, child, son, daughter, or community should ever have to endure losses like those that happened today."