California’s newly elected governor Gavin Newsom has responded Thursday morning to the mass shooting at a Thousand Oaks bar that left 13 dead including the gunman.
He released a statement and took to Twitter to offer his condolences and condemn gun violence.
“The gun violence that continues to plague our nation is beyond heartbreaking — it’s a societal failure.,” Newsom tweeted. “Simply saying, ‘enough is enough,’ is NOT enough. We must address the root causes of these devastating acts at every level of government.”
Newsom was elected governor by California in the Midterm Elections on Tuesday.
As Acting Governor, Newsom has ordered flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff following the shooting.
“Jennifer and I extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the friends and families of Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Helus, and to the friends and families of the many who lost their lives in yet another horrific act of gun violence. We join the Thousand Oaks community in its grief and, together with all Californians, recognize the bravery and heroism of our nation’s peace officers and first responders.
“This atrocious act and the many mass shootings that came before are beyond heartbreaking – they are societal failures. Simply saying ‘enough is enough’ isn’t enough. We must address the root causes of these devastating acts at every level of government.”
He continued to speak out on Twitter:
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