BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 1 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after reports that at least 10 people were killed in a shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon:
“The American people are horrified by these never-ending mass shootings. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the innocent victims. As a nation, we must do everything we can to put an end to this awful epidemic of senseless slaughter.
“We need a comprehensive approach. We need sensible gun-control legislation which prevents guns from being used by people who should not have them. We must greatly expand and improve our mental health capabilities so individuals and families can get the psychological help they need when they need it. We also have to tone down the incredibly high level of gratuitous violence which permeates our media.
“The shouting at each other must end. The hard work of developing good policy must begin.”