PHILADELPHIA, November 8, 2018 – State Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) today issued the following statement regarding the mass shooting of at least 12 people in a Thousand Oaks, California, night club last night:

“Today, we are witnessing another heartbreaking, senseless American tragedy. Just 11 days after a person with guns murdered 11 worshipers in a Pittsburgh synagogue, another person with a gun murdered at least 12 innocent victims in a California nightclub. Words cannot express the grief I feel for these victims and their loved ones. As a nation, it’s our obligation to do everything in our power to stop these catastrophes from happening. We cannot wait any longer.”