Gun violence has devastated communities across the country, especially over the last few weeks. Nineteen children and two teachers were murdered in Uvalde just days after a white supremacist attacked a grocery store in Buffalo, killing ten. Memorial Day weekend saw more than a dozen mass shootings alone. This is a national epidemic.
Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, where we wear orange to honor the lives taken or forever changed as a result of someone with a gun. We MUST work towards a future where people can go to school, a grocery store, or the movies without fear that they or their loved ones will be shot.
The American people overwhelmingly support background checks and other common-sense gun safety measures – we can’t settle for inaction. As long as I’m in the Senate, we’ll keep fighting to protect future generations from senseless gun violence.
Thanks for listening,
Senator John Hickenlooper