Butterfield Mourns the Victims of Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

Oct 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, October 1, 2017 claimed the lives of over 50 individuals and injured more than 500:

“The news from Las Vegas is devastating.  I am horrified that another mass shooting has claimed the lives of dozens of innocent individuals and wounded hundreds more.  We should not become desensitized to gun violence.  We should not accept this as the norm.  

“I am grateful to the emergency personnel who responded quickly to the incident to prevent further loss of life.

“My prayers are with the families of the victims whose lives are impacted by this tragedy.”

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