Warren issues statement on 4th anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre

YARDLEY, Dec. 14 – Calling it a tragedy that needs to be remembered and learned from, state Rep.-elect Perry Warren issued the following statement on the 4th anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting:

“Today is the four-year anniversary of the senseless shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-eight people died that day, including 20 elementary schoolchildren, six staff members and the shooter and his mother.

“Having five children, having lost a child, and living five doors from my kids' elementary school in a town called Newtown, this tragedy really hit home with me. We sent condolences to Newtown, Connecticut and held a memorial service in our own Newtown. Yet little has been done to prevent further tragedies and in the ensuing four years we’ve seen mass shootings across the country in Orlando, San Bernardino, Roseburg, Charleston, Isla Vista and the Washington Navy Yard.

“As we mourn the losses of the children and teachers on this tragic anniversary, let's also vow to work ever harder to pass commonsense gun safety legislation and to build a culture that will help prevent other communities and victims from joining this tragic list.”