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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Congresswoman Waters Statement on the Thousand Oaks, CA Shooting

November 8, 2018
Press Release

Congresswoman Waters Statement on the Thousand Oaks, CA Shooting

LOS ANGELESCongresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released a statement following the tragic shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California that claimed 12 lives and injured at least 12 people:

“Like so many across the country, I woke up this morning to the horrific news that our nation had endured yet another act of senseless violence, resulting in the loss of 12 lives and leaving at least 12 people injured at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. I extend my sincere condolences to the victims, their families, and all those who were impacted by this act of senseless violence.

“These mass killings have become all too common and frequent. We now live in a time in which it appears no place is entirely safe from the threat of violence.  Our movie theatres, concert venues, clubs, schools, college campuses, churches, and parks have all become backdrops to some of the deadliest shootings in United States history.  

“My heart aches for those who were lost and wounded, their loved ones, and the citizens of Thousand Oaks. The tragic circumstances of this shooting underscore the necessity of adding a robust dialogue about mental illness to our national discourse, while continuing to focus on the importance of sensible solutions to the urgent problem of gun violence in our society.”

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