TRENTON –Senator Nia H. Gill issued the following statement on yesterday’s school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead:
“The mass shooting that took the lives of seventeen people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is an unthinkable tragedy. It is the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook, and it follows so many heartbreaking tragedies that we’ve seen in this country.
“These massacres cannot continue to occur without a serious discussion at the federal level about gun laws. Congress has a moral responsibility to take common-sense action to prevent the daily tragedy of gun violence in communities across America.
“While our state laws remain some of the toughest, we must also do everything we can to ensure that guns do not fall into the hands of criminals or those who could potentially harm themselves or the public.
“There is no one simple solution to the nation’s gun violence problem, but inaction to this crisis is unacceptable. We must fight to stop senseless gun violence in our communities by passing strong gun safety legislation both in Congress and here in New Jersey.”