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Mike Bloomberg Statement on Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh

October 28, 2018

I was in Pittsburgh last week meeting with moms who are working to elect gun sense candidates. Today, I know they are mourning, along with Mayor Peduto and the whole city. The mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue is an unconscionable crime. But I also know all the moms and volunteers in Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety will be even more determined to start bringing about change on November 6th. We cannot let elected officials get away with offering empty words every time another tragic shooting occurs. We need to demand that they take action. And if they do not, we need to replace them with leaders who will. Some will say it’s too soon to talk about solutions to gun violence. In fact, it’s just the reverse. We are too late for the congregants of the Tree of Life – and for so many other communities. But it is not too late to save others from the daily toll of gun violence. I stand with Moms Demand Action. I hope you will too.

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