Atlanta, GA  Today, Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) released the following statement on the fatal shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas:

“Again in America, more families will now be forced to live forever with the pain of losing their precious children to unspeakable, senseless gun violence in a place where they should have been safe, happy, and free.

“At a time when this nation is still reeling from the pain of recent shootings, we are faced with another sickening, preventable tragedy in Texas.

“We are better than this. We have to be better than this. We cannot be the only nation where we pay for the weapons of war in our streets with the blood of our children sitting in our schools. 

“We have to do something to fix this. We can do something to help fix this. We must do something to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them.

“It’s imperative we act, and act now. I will never rest until we do.”