Senator Needleman Releases Statement in Response to Shooting at Texas Elementary School

Today, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) released the following statement in response to Tuesday's tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman who purchased two high-powered rifles on his 18th birthday forced entry to the school and killed 19 children and two teachers:

"Today is another tragic day for our country, the residents of Uvalde and the loved ones and parents of those lost. It is a sad and tragic statement about where the United States stands as a country that we cannot find any path forward in resolving mass shootings in schools and gun violence in general. What's especially tragic is, without action, we will simply continue to face tragedy after tragedy as we have for years."