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Sacramento shooting: Biden, Newsom, Steinberg and more officials react – KCRA Sacramento


Public officials are expressing messages of condolence and outrage over the nation’s latest mass shooting after six people were killed and 12 others shot early Sunday morning in downtown Sacramento. Here’s what elected leaders and organizations in Sacramento are saying after the shooting. Gov. Gavin Newsom released a statement and tweeted that “we cannot let gun violence be the new normal.”On Sunday evening, President Joe Biden responded to the shooting in a statement, which also called for banning ghost guns — also known as unregistered firearms — requiring background checks for all gun sales, and banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”Today, America once again mourns for another community devasted by gun violence. In a single act in Sacramento, six individuals left dead and at least a dozen more injured. Families forever changed. Survivors left to heal wounds both visible and invisible,” Biden said in the release.Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg tweeted that “words can’t express my shock & sadness.” He spoke alongside other city leaders later Sunday morning and said that “this morning our city has a broken heart.””This is a senseless and unacceptable tragedy and I emphasize the word unacceptable,” he said. “Thoughts and prayers of course are appropriate for the victims and their families and the people who are fighting for their lives in the hospital. But thoughts and prayers are not nearly enough. We must do more, as a city, as a state and as a nation. This senseless epidemic of gun violence must be addressed.”He called gun violence “a sickness.” See more of his comments in the video below. Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., said he was “horrified and deeply saddened.” Retired Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn called the shooting an “all too familiar tragedy.” In a thread on Twitter, Hahn said, “we must address the root causes” and come together with solutions to stop repeating cycles of violence. He later expanded on those comment in an interview with KCRA 3. City Councilmember Katie Valenzuela tweeted, “we must also have a conversation about what more we can do to prevent this crisis from continuing to take the lives of our neighbors, families and young people.” In an emotional reaction later, she talked about getting a call “that no elected officials wants to get.””So I’m heartbroken and I’m outraged. I’m outraged. Our community deserves better than this,” she said. “I know this is a national epidemic. This is not unique to Sacramento but we can stop it here. We can stop it here. I believe that we have the tools to do this. … Enough is enough. I will travel anywhere I need to travel and I will talk to whoever I need to talk to to get these guns off these streets and give our youth what we need so they can be successful and they don’t get shot down on K Street when they’re out trying to have a good time.” See more of her reaction in the video below. The shooting broke out near the Golden 1 Center downtown. The Sacramento Kings said, “our community grieves.”“The gun thing has to change,” Kings Coach Alvin Gentry said later on Sunday. He called it “a sad day.”Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he was “so sorry for the victims and their families.”Sacramento Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby and Councilmember Rick Jennings called for people who may have seen the shooting to send in video to police. “I hate being here today but there’s nowhere else I would be because I love Sacramento,” Ashby said. Jennings said that Sunday “was a tough day for all of us” and that as a man of faith he was praying for the victims’ families. Congresswoman Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, said in a statement that she was “devastated for the victims and their loved ones.” “Our city is suffering from an indescribable pain and sadness at the senseless loss of our community members,” she said. “Too many lives have been taken. Many many more will forever be altered. Gun violence continues to plague our city and nation, and we must all renew our resolve to build a world free from gun violence. I stand with our community responders and police officers as they respond to this terrible tragedy.” California Attorney General Rob Bonta in a statement condemned gun violence in the United States. He said his office is monitoring the investigation and offered assistance to the Sacramento Police Department.”My heart aches for the families devastated by this morning’s mass shooting in downtown Sacramento,” Bonta said in the release. “Enough is enough. The sickening gun violence plaguing our communities must end.”Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said that over the past few years “we’ve seen an extraordinary number of illegal guns.” She said that for families of the victims “the sunlight never looks the same for them.”Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, said that “it’s heartbreaking to learn about the senseless shooting that killed 6 people and injured 12 others right here in my district and hometown.””While we don’t have all the facts yet, this is just another horrible and senseless reminder of the need to stem the flow of illegal guns and keep firearms out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them,” he added in a statement. “I will continue to push smart gun laws to keep Californians safe from gun violence– including two bills I’m pursuing this year.” Rep. Ami Bera, a Democrat who represents the Elk Grove area, tweeted his thoughts were with the victims and their families. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said in a statement that the shooting was not an isolated event. “It’s the latest in an epidemic of gun violence that continues to plague our country. Congress needs to act and pass commonsense gun safety legislation including universal background checks, banning high-capacity ammunition magazines and military-style assault weapons and outlawing untraceable ‘ghost guns,’” she said. “Enough is enough. We can no longer ignore gun violence in our communities. Congress knows what steps must be taken to stop these mass shootings, we just have to act.”

Public officials are expressing messages of condolence and outrage over the nation’s latest mass shooting after six people were killed and 12 others shot early Sunday morning in downtown Sacramento.

Here’s what elected leaders and organizations in Sacramento are saying after the shooting.

Gov. Gavin Newsom released a statement and tweeted that “we cannot let gun violence be the new normal.”

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On Sunday evening, President Joe Biden responded to the shooting in a statement, which also called for banning ghost guns — also known as unregistered firearms — requiring background checks for all gun sales, and banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

“Today, America once again mourns for another community devasted by gun violence. In a single act in Sacramento, six individuals left dead and at least a dozen more injured. Families forever changed. Survivors left to heal wounds both visible and invisible,” Biden said in the release.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg tweeted that “words can’t express my shock & sadness.”

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He spoke alongside other city leaders later Sunday morning and said that “this morning our city has a broken heart.”

“This is a senseless and unacceptable tragedy and I emphasize the word unacceptable,” he said. “Thoughts and prayers of course are appropriate for the victims and their families and the people who are fighting for their lives in the hospital. But thoughts and prayers are not nearly enough. We must do more, as a city, as a state and as a nation. This senseless epidemic of gun violence must be addressed.”

He called gun violence “a sickness.” See more of his comments in the video below.

Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., said he was “horrified and deeply saddened.”

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Retired Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn called the shooting an “all too familiar tragedy.” In a thread on Twitter, Hahn said, “we must address the root causes” and come together with solutions to stop repeating cycles of violence.

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He later expanded on those comment in an interview with KCRA 3.

City Councilmember Katie Valenzuela tweeted, “we must also have a conversation about what more we can do to prevent this crisis from continuing to take the lives of our neighbors, families and young people.”

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In an emotional reaction later, she talked about getting a call “that no elected officials wants to get.”

“So I’m heartbroken and I’m outraged. I’m outraged. Our community deserves better than this,” she said. “I know this is a national epidemic. This is not unique to Sacramento but we can stop it here. We can stop it here. I believe that we have the tools to do this. … Enough is enough. I will travel anywhere I need to travel and I will talk to whoever I need to talk to to get these guns off these streets and give our youth what we need so they can be successful and they don’t get shot down on K Street when they’re out trying to have a good time.” See more of her reaction in the video below.

The shooting broke out near the Golden 1 Center downtown. The Sacramento Kings said, “our community grieves.”

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“The gun thing has to change,” Kings Coach Alvin Gentry said later on Sunday. He called it “a sad day.”

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he was “so sorry for the victims and their families.”

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Sacramento Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby and Councilmember Rick Jennings called for people who may have seen the shooting to send in video to police.

“I hate being here today but there’s nowhere else I would be because I love Sacramento,” Ashby said.

Jennings said that Sunday “was a tough day for all of us” and that as a man of faith he was praying for the victims’ families.

Congresswoman Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, said in a statement that she was “devastated for the victims and their loved ones.”

“Our city is suffering from an indescribable pain and sadness at the senseless loss of our community members,” she said. “Too many lives have been taken. Many many more will forever be altered. Gun violence continues to plague our city and nation, and we must all renew our resolve to build a world free from gun violence. I stand with our community responders and police officers as they respond to this terrible tragedy.”

California Attorney General Rob Bonta in a statement condemned gun violence in the United States. He said his office is monitoring the investigation and offered assistance to the Sacramento Police Department.

“My heart aches for the families devastated by this morning’s mass shooting in downtown Sacramento,” Bonta said in the release. “Enough is enough. The sickening gun violence plaguing our communities must end.”

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said that over the past few years “we’ve seen an extraordinary number of illegal guns.”

She said that for families of the victims “the sunlight never looks the same for them.”

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, said that “it’s heartbreaking to learn about the senseless shooting that killed 6 people and injured 12 others right here in my district and hometown.”

“While we don’t have all the facts yet, this is just another horrible and senseless reminder of the need to stem the flow of illegal guns and keep firearms out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them,” he added in a statement. “I will continue to push smart gun laws to keep Californians safe from gun violence– including two bills I’m pursuing this year.”

Rep. Ami Bera, a Democrat who represents the Elk Grove area, tweeted his thoughts were with the victims and their families.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said in a statement that the shooting was not an isolated event.

“It’s the latest in an epidemic of gun violence that continues to plague our country. Congress needs to act and pass commonsense gun safety legislation including universal background checks, banning high-capacity ammunition magazines and military-style assault weapons and outlawing untraceable ‘ghost guns,’” she said. “Enough is enough. We can no longer ignore gun violence in our communities. Congress knows what steps must be taken to stop these mass shootings, we just have to act.”

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