Cantwell Statement on the Uvalde, Texas Elementary School Shooting

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement in response to breaking news that 14 children and 1 teacher were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

“Today 14 children and a teacher tragically lost their lives in yet another preventable mass shooting. Far too many Americans have experienced the pain of losing a loved one to gun violence.

“It's long past time for action.

“The majority of Americans support common sense measures to combat gun violence such as background checks and red flag laws. I call on my colleagues to finally come together to pass legislation that will save lives.”