U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement today on the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida:
"Heartbreaking scenes like those that unfolded in Parkland, Florida should never happen. Yet, this nightmare of mass atrocity and incomprehensible acts of violence persists unfettered. We need to wake up from this nightmare. It is clear that we have an epidemic of gun violence in this country that has touched far too many of us. Our communities are weary from violence and grief, and deserve urgent, meaningful action from Congress.
"I refuse to stand by and let this pass with just another moment of silence. Despite the odds, I will continue to fight for a legislative response to keep guns out of the hands of those that would turn them against our communities. "