STATEMENT: Lt. Governor Newsom on Las Vegas mass shooting


SACRAMENTO - California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada:

"Jennifer and I send our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured last night in in Las Vegas.

"This unspeakable violence reaches beyond state lines. Our thoughts are with the injured Los Angeles firefighters, the injured law enforcement officers from Kern, Los Angeles and Orange counties, and the untold numbers of other Californians impacted by this heinous and cowardly crime.

"We are heartbroken by the lives lost. We are heartbroken for their families and loved ones. We are heartbroken that we can't pass commonsense gun laws in our nation.

"If the Republican leadership of Congress and this President continue with their moral and intellectual abandon, California has and must continue to chart the path of rationality. I urge statehouses across the nation to look closely at the work we've accomplished here, through the legislature and the ballot box, and act."