April 20, 2022

Congressman Neguse Issues Statement in Remembrance of Lives Lost at Columbine on 23rd Anniversary

Lafayette, CO — Congressman Neguse issued the following statement in remembrance of the lives lost during the mass shooting at Columbine High School twenty three years ago today: 

“Today, my thoughts are with the people of Littleton, Colorado, and the families of those who lost loved ones, as we remember the 13 lives tragically lost in the mass shooting at Columbine High School. Cassie Bernall, Steven Curnow, Corey DePooter, Kelly Fleming, Matthew Kechter, Daniel Mauser, Daniel Rohrbough, William ‘Dave’ Sanders, Rachel Scott, Isaiah Shoels, John Tomlin, Lauren Townsend and Kyle Velasquez live on in our hearts and our memories, and our prayers are with their families at this difficult time.” 

“As Coloradans, we know that the pain and anguish the Littleton community has experienced has also been borne by countless communities across our state impacted by the epidemic of gun violence. Just last year, we stood hand-in-hand with broken hearts at the unimaginable loss of life caused by a gunman at the King Soopers in Boulder.” 

“We cannot sit by as gun violence continues to devastate our communities, and as our children continue to grow up in an environment constantly targeted by threats. We must act, and enact common sense gun violence prevention reforms, which we know will save lives.” 

“As we reflect on the tragedy at Columbine High School 23 years ago, we must rededicate ourselves to the prevention of any more of these terrible and heinous acts of violence. To the countless families impacted by gun violence, and to the friends in our state grieving today, please know our hearts are with you. Together, we will secure a safer future for generations to come.”