Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), made the following statement on today's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:
"I was shocked by the news of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, which left 26 people dead. As a father I cannot imagine the pain the families of the innocent victims must feel. I grieve with them. My thoughts and prayers, and those of my constituents, are with the students, teachers and families whose lives have been forever altered by this senseless shooting. A shocked and sorrowful nation shares your grief. My colleagues and I must act to stop access to the guns that are used in such horrific crimes, but that struggle is for another day. Today we simply join the rest of the world in mourning the tragic loss of lives."