|The attack in Dallas is tragic and horrifying. My heart goes out to the families of the fallen officers, those who were injured and the entire Dallas community. Just as individuals and families should feel safe in their communities and have the freedom to exercise the right to free speech, law enforcement officials should not fear for their lives as they serve and protect our communities.
It is more important than ever that we work to overcome the divisiveness and violence in this country. We must come together as one community and one nation to prevent future loss of life and heal from these devastating events.
In the time following the heinous attack in Orlando, there has been a national dialogue about gun violence prevention. I have heard from thousands of Coloradans by email, social media, phone calls and in-person meetings. Last week, I held a telephone town hall with about 4,700 constituents to discuss gun violence and how to prevent it. I was joined on the call by Tom Mauser who lost his son, Daniel Mauser, in the shooting at Columbine High School and Lakewood Police Office Dave Hoover who lost his nephew, A.J. Boik, during the Aurora Theater shooting. Coloradans are exasperated with Congress' inaction. Americans deserve more from their representatives.
We have felt these tragedies at home, and they continue around our country. We must work together to stop these horrific attacks, and I will continue doing everything I can to support our communities and end this senseless violence.