Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement on the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando:
“I was shocked and saddened to learn about this senseless act of violence. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families during this difficult time. I stand with the LGBT community—against hate and intolerance, for love, in support of our nation’s values of equality and dignity for all.
“I cannot stomach any more excuses for inaction on gun violence. We cannot be a country that does nothing to prevent the slaughter of our fellow Americans. We have to change our laws, and we have to do it now.”