Cantwell Statement on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement regarding the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada:

“My heart breaks for the victims and the families affected by the senseless violence that took place last night in Las Vegas. I thank the police officers, first responders, and everyone who bravely stepped forward to protect lives.

“I refuse to accept today’s tragedy or last month’s school shooting outside Spokane, Washington as our new normal. Once again, families are forced to bury their loved ones. We must come together as a country to face this challenge.

“Now is the time to turn our thoughts and prayers into action.  We must take common sense steps to end gun violence. We must put an end to this endless cycle of grief and agony.”