Pelosi Statement on Shooting in Thousand Oaks

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the horrific mass shooting at a bar hosting a college country music night, which killed at least twelve innocent people, including a Ventura County Sheriff’s sergeant, and injured many more:

“Our nation awoke to news of a mass shooting of staggering tragedy and heartbreak.  It is particularly wrenching that this attack was carried out at a bar hosting a college night, targeting innocent young people enjoying an evening of music and community.

“We are all humbled and grateful for the swift response of law enforcement and first responders, and we are heartbroken by the loss of Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the force.  His courage represents the best of America, and his heroism is a blessing to our country.

“The American people deserve real action to end the daily epidemic of gun violence that is stealing the lives of our children on campuses, in places of worship and on our streets.  House Democrats will fight to pass bipartisan, commonsense solutions to prevent gun violence in communities across the country.

“May it bring some measure of comfort to all who have been hurt or have lost loved ones that so many grieve and pray with them during this time.”

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