In response to the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Assemblywoman Shanique Speight, Chair of the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee, issued the following statement:
“Today is a dark day for our nation. Once again, senseless gun violence has made its way into our schools and devastated not only the Robb Elementary community, but also all of us who are tired of seeing gun violence take the lives of innocent schoolchildren.
“My heart breaks for the victims of this horrific crime and their loved ones. Children and educators deserve to feel safe in school. New Jersey has some of the strongest gun laws in the nation. We will continue to take action to keep our children and communities safe.”