DNC Chair Statement on Colorado Shooting

WASHINGTON – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on yesterday’s shooting in Colorado:

“The families in Colorado affected by this attack on Planned Parenthood are in our thoughts today, especially the family of Officer Garrett Swasey who was killed in the line of duty, and the families of the two civilians who also died in last night's attack. We give thanks for the law enforcement officers who acted bravely to apprehend the suspect. 

“We don't know all of the details about this particular incident, but we do know that our national epidemic of gun violence must be addressed. Women shouldn't have to fear for their lives to access basic health services or exercise their constitutionally-protected right to choose. Parents shouldn't have to fear for their children's lives dropping them off at school in the morning. Americans shouldn't have to fear going to the movies or other public places where someone with a gun can inflict mass terror. We must recommit to ensuring our communities are safe from these all-too-common acts of gun violence, which have claimed the lives of over ten thousand of our fellow Americans every single year since 2000.”