Our hearts, like so many across the country, are broken over the tragic loss of life in Las Vegas, and we stand in Solidarity with all of the dead, the wounded, and their families. It is hard to comprehend how one individual could be both willing and able to harm so many others.
It has not gone unnoticed that the mass shooting set a new record in the shameful and unique American tradition of gun violence. As a party that affirms the sanctity of all human life, from conception to natural death, we recognize that addressing gun violence is a pro-life issue.
Therefore, as advocates for the protection of all human life, we call upon lawmakers to put aside partisan differences and find common ground upon which to develop common sense solutions to the national gun violence epidemic. This is not the first time a horrified American public has demanded action, yet so often proposed solutions fall apart due to partisan quibbling and the tugs of special interest groups that do not represent even a plurality of Americans. While we recognize that there are no easy answers, we call upon leaders at all levels of government to work together in good faith to enact measures consistent with the Constitution to prevent more bloodshed.