Senator Stabenow made the following statement in response to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:
"If there is anything that deeply unites Americans across the country, it is our love for our children and grandchildren and our desire to keep them safe. In the wake of the heartbreaking tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary, all of us must come together to determine what steps can be taken to protect our children. That means taking common sense actions to strengthen our gun laws to help stop attacks like this from happening again, while protecting responsible gun ownership and preserving our heritage of hunting and outdoor recreation. It also means strengthening mental health services, and focusing on the broader culture of violence in the media and our society. These solutions may not be easy, but one thing should be clear--complacency and inaction until the next attack must not be an option."