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Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Fourteen students and three staff members were killed in this attack.

“In the wake of yet another school shooting, the 18th of this year, we should pray for the victims and their families but those of us in public office are obligated to act to reduce gun violence. America is a great nation and I refuse to believe there’s nothing we can do to reduce the likelihood of mass shootings. Congress should have votes on measures to reduce gun violence, including universal background checks, a ban on military-style weapons and a prohibition of those on the terror watchlist from purchasing firearms. These measures can reduce the likelihood of a mass shooting and the members of Congress who set the agenda on the floors of the House and Senate should act.”