RELEASE: House Democrats Comment on Recent Mass Shooting in Orlando

ATLANTA, GA – Members of the Georgia House Democratic Caucus comment on the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida:

“I am heartbroken, angry, and determined to fight against any senseless acts of violence and hate, especially when it targets a strong and loving community. This is not what we stand for, not in Georgia, and not in this country, and we are better than this,” said Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates). “Terrorism, gun violence, and homophobia have no place in our society. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims and LGBT community. Love is love, and nothing will change that.”

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of many innocent lives in Orlando this past weekend, and will continue to lift prayers for the family and friends of the victims,” said Rep. Park Cannon (D-Atlanta). “Make no mistake, the LGBT community is under attack, even within “safe spaces.” There are many steps we need to take to lessen the occurrence of mass shootings, and I hope that Georgia continues on the path of instilling gun safety on our state.”

“What happened in Orlando this weekend was an appalling act of violence,” said Rep. Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta). “As we continue to grow familiar with the heartbreak of this misfortune around the world, we must stand together and fight for gun safety and equality in the LGBT community.”

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