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Statement of Michael R. Bloomberg on the Mass Shooting in Orlando

Shooting is the Largest Mass Shooting in Modern U.S. History; Everytown Research (And Visuals) on Gun Violence by the Numbers Available Here

NEW YORK – Following the largest and deadliest mass shooting in modern American history at an Orlando gay nightclub this weekend, Michael R. Bloomberg, chair of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement:

“We must not let another mass shooting motivated by hatred – and another terrorist attack on American soil – go unanswered. Great nations do not sit idly by and allow innocent citizens to be slaughtered. We are better than that, and we must demonstrate it, not with words, but with actions. As we grieve with all the families and loved ones of those killed and injured, and as we stand in support of LGBT communities everywhere, we must demand that our elected leaders support common sense solutions to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, including those suspected of having terrorist ties. No law can stop every attack – but as many states are showing, smart gun laws can and do save lives.”