(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) released the following statement on the anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of 17 innocent people:
“We’re fighting an epidemic in this country: Gun Violence. From Columbine to Parkland one year ago today, as a nation, we will never forget witnessing fear, the heartbreak of friends, families and the loss of hundreds of lives in mass shootings. Generations of children have grown up immersed in communities threatened by gun violence and are now witnessing it on a larger scale in communities across the nation. It has to stop. We still stand with Parkland students, who have taken their message to a public platform; enough is enough.
“We know that the path to bringing an end to mass shootings and gun violence in our communities will require legislative action to improve gun safety, stop gun trafficking and address mental health concerns for families and victims of gun violence. In New Jersey, our resolve to help end gun violence is steadfast.”