April 10, 2023
PHILADELPHIA--"The unrelenting devastation wrought by gun violence should be unthinkable--but it's horrifyingly far too common. We learned earlier today of a mass shooting in Kentucky that left at least four people dead and a community shattered.
"This afternoon, students and staff at Rowen Elementary were traumatized as a by a shooting nearby the school while children played in the yard. To think that children cannot feel safe in their school yard is a disgrace. The impact of this shooting is incalculable.
"My thoughts and my condolences are sincere, but they are wholly insufficient.
"It is long past time for meaningful, sustainable action that stems the scourge of gun violence. We should all be heartsick and enraged by the level of violence that plagues this nation, and our elected leaders must act with the urgency that this crisis demands."