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Majority Leader Schumer Remarks In Remembrance Of Victims Of Gun Violence In New York And Virginia

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor and honored the New Yorkers killed in the tragic mass shooting in Buffalo, New York six months ago today, and the three students recently killed at the University of Virginia. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

Before I begin the substance of my remarks, today, the people of Buffalo, New York observe a somber remembrance: six months ago to the day, ten New Yorkers were killed in a terrible shooting at the Tops supermarket on Jefferson Ave. A few moments ago, the city of Buffalo held a moment of silence to honor those killed and those wounded, and we join with them in prayer and remembrance.

And today, because gun violence is still all too much with us, we hold in our hearts everyone at the University of Virginia, where last night three students were tragically killed in a shooting on campus. Our condolences go out to the families of those lost, as well as to everyone in Charlottesville who is grieving today.