June 13, 2016
New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence are deeply saddened by the Orlando shooting. It is the largest and deadliest mass shooting in the history of our country.
The fact that our LGBT community was targeted is particularity heinous.
While our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and all the communities affected—we must also act. We need to be present, loud and clear to our lawmakers that we, as a country, refuse to continue to allow gun violence to destroy so many lives.
Last summer it was a black church in Charleston, last fall it was a Planned Parenthood in Colorado, and today it’s a gay nightclub in Orlando during Pride month— this is far too many examples of specific American communities targeted and killed.
Today is another tragic reminder of the lethal escalation assault weapons have introduced into mass shootings and hate crimes of this sort. These war tools have no business being in the hands of our civilian population.
Join us Monday on the Santa Fe Plaza for a vigil at 6 pm (see separate announcement).
New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence