Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following the shooting in Orlando:
"Today, I’m praying for all those impacted by last night’s horrific attack on an LGBT nightclub in Orlando. Our nation stands in solidarity with the victims, their families and the City of Orlando. While we’re still learning about the shooter’s motivation, this is an act of terror and yet another mass shooting in our nation. It is also an attack on the LGBT community. We must take every step to keep America safe, which means targeting and taking out terrorists while keeping guns out of the wrong hands. It’s time for Congress to finally act on gun violence and ban military-style weapons, put limits on clips and magazine sizes and require background checks on all gun sales. We know that the shooter in Orlando used a high-powered weapon that allowed him to fire a large number of bullets in rapid succession. This shooting is now the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. I will continue to closely monitor developments in the investigation and be briefed by security officials. Earlier this year I met with local law enforcement in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg to discuss the work law enforcement is undertaking to prevent and respond to terror attacks."