Asian-Pacific Islander Committee Statement regarding the recent mass shootings
The Lunar New Year is a time for family, gatherings, and celebrations. We are deeply saddened by the news of two mass shootings in the United States that have ended the lives of fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters. Our hearts go out to the Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay communities, to the families directly impacted by these tragic events, and to all those affected by gun violence. Everyone deserves to feel safe and live in peace. This is why we reiterate our support for reasonable gun control and background checks. We demand that lawmakers work together, just like they did during the first mass killings in the Asian community at the Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton when lawmakers came together to ban assault rifles. We demand lawmakers do this again and make it permanent. Enough is enough. We must have the courage to act.
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