April 27, 2019

Representative Levin Statement on Chabad of Poway Synagogue Shooting

Poway, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on the Chabad of Poway Synagogue shooting:

“This is a tragic day for San Diegans and Americans everywhere. An attack on the Jewish community - or any religious group - is an attack on all Americans. We must reject the political and cultural environment that allows this type of hate and bigotry to find safe harbor.

“It is also long past time that we take strong action to end the epidemic of gun violence in this country. Earlier this year, the House passed HR8, which would put common sense gun safety measures in place. While we don’t yet know if it would have prevented today’s attack, we do know that it would help end the plague of senseless gun violence, and I implore the Senate to take up this bipartisan legislation immediately.

“We need to bring together members of all religions, backgrounds, and political parties to address the hate and violence behind this attack.”