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Let's Make All Americans Safe

Release Date: 2016-06-15

The shooting in Orlando this weekend has left many of us in a state of grief and shock. As we mourn the 49 lives lost, as well as the 53 people who were injured, we should also think about how to prevent more senseless acts of terrorism and hate in the future.

I’m grateful to the Press-Telegram and several of their sister papers in the Los Angeles News Group for publishing a column I wrote about this tragedy, and I hope you’ll take a moment to read it.

After Orlando shootings, let’s fight to make all Americans safe

Like all Americans, I have been in a state of grief and anger since Sunday morning. Our thoughts and prayers have been focused on the senseless tragedy in Orlando, Florida and on the victims and their families.

But thoughts and prayers are not enough. We must act. Moments of silence and reflection will not make our community safer from gun violence and hate...

You can read the rest of the column.