U.S. Rep. Miller Speaks Out on 'Horrific' Shooting in Connecticut, Calls on Community to Unite
On Friday, a gunman is reported to have killed 27 children and adults at a school in Newtown, CT.
U.S. Rep. Candice Miller (R-District 10) today made the following statement in reaction to today’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT:
“The horrific events in Newtown, Connecticut today have broken the hearts of every American. As a mother and a grandmother I cannot imagine the grief and horror being felt by so many families today as a result of the actions of this monster. Let us all keep those who grieve and those precious innocent lives that were lost in our prayers. At this terrible time we should all come together, hold those who we love close, and commit to work with each other to promote a loving and caring society to stop this kind of evil in the future.”
Early reports suggest the gunman delilberately went to the school with the intention of killing his mother who was a kindergarten teacher at the school. At least 27 people, including the gunman, are reported to have been killed in the shooting. Twenty of the victims were children, according to Newtown Patch.
In Michigan, the House and Senate passed legislation this week that would allow gun owners with concealed weapon permits to carry a gun into schools, daycares, hospitals or public arenas if they get extra training. The bill is awaiting Gov. Rick Snyder's signature, according to MLive.