Pelosi Statement on the Shooting in Bakersfield, California


San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after the deadly shooting in Bakersfield, California;

“Yesterday, America’s heartbreaking epidemic of gun violence stole more innocent lives.  Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and the entire Bakersfield community currently grieving this latest tragedy.  It is with deep gratitude that we thank the brave first responders for their heroic efforts to aid those in need.

“As more information emerges about yesterday’s horrific shooting, Congress must finally meet our responsibility to protect Americans from the daily scourge of gun violence.  We must respond not only with thoughts and prayer, but with action to ensure no other family or community has to endure this unspeakable pain.

“May it be a comfort to the friends and families of those killed that all of America mourns with them.”

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