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Statement on Los Angeles Airport Shooting

Today, in yet another tragedy involving the shooting of innocent people, a gunman opened fire in Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport. Reports indicate that at least one person is dead.

Nicole Hockley, the mother of 6-year-old Dylan Hockley, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, issued the following statement on behalf of Sandy Hook Promise in response to today's incident:

"Our nation has once again been shocked by another shooting of innocent people going about their daily lives – an incident that is too frequently repeated. Our thoughts and prayers are with those that have been impacted by today's shooting, especially the victims who surely did not expect to suffer injury as the result of a firearm at work this morning. We also recognize the bravery of the law enforcement officers on the scene who responded to protect the public during this senseless act of violence.

"Today's incident once again highlights the need for us to come together and tackle the issue of gun violence and its tragic impact on our communities. We invite all Americans to join us in helping to make our future safer for our communities and for our children."


Statement on Sparks, Nevada School Shooting

Today, shots were fired at a middle school in Sparks, Nevada. While official reports are still coming in, eye witness accounts indicate that a student opened fire in his classroom. At least two deaths have been reported, and two other victims have been transported to area hospitals with gunshot wounds.

Nicole Hockley, the mother of 6-year-old Dylan Hockley, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, issued the following statement on behalf of Sandy Hook Promise in response to today's incident:

"The unthinkable has happened yet again, this time in Sparks, Nevada. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the children of Sparks Middle School, who today came face to face with violence that no child should ever experience. It's moments like this that demand that we unite as parents to find common sense solutions that keep our children – all children – safe, and prevent these tragedies from happening again and again."