Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on recent shootings

HARRISBURG, May 25 – Following yesterday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, state Rep. Kenyatta, D-Phila., today released a statement reminding Pennsylvanians that elected officials can take steps to make a difference.

“In Harrisburg, we could pass meaningful gun reform, if we had enough elected leaders who actually gave a damn,” Kenyatta said.

The shooting by an assailant with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle left 19 young children and two teachers dead.

“Twenty-one lives lost and counting,” Kenyatta pointed out. “It all adds up to too many families who have had their lives shattered forever.”

Kenyatta also underscored his own three-point plan to addressing gun violence in Pennsylvania:

  1. Declaring a state of emergency.
  2. Passing stalled gun safety legislation.
  3. Addressing root causes of violence and investing in the youth.