Colorado Governor Jared Polis and other elected leaders have tweeted about the shooting in Boulder, offering condolences and expressing anger. Polis said late Monday he is grieving with all Coloradans and that “Today we saw the face of evil.”
State Rep. Tom Sullivan also shared his condolences for victims and their families and indignation for the events. Sullivan lost his son in the Aurora theater shooting in 2012. “Simply don’t have the words and doing all I can to maintain the strength I will need to get through this day. We don’t have to live like this. We must do more!” he tweeted.
Rep. Joe Neguse, who is seated in the Boulder district, shared sharp words for the continued tragedy Americans endure.
“Twenty-one years ago, as a young student in Douglas County, I joined many Coloradans in weeping for the victims of the terrible massacre at Columbine High ten minutes from my high school. Two years ago, I felt the fear that so many Coloradans experienced learning of the shooting at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, where my niece — a kindergartner — was locked down, as we all wept at the tragic loss of life. And tonight, I weep for the families of my constituents, who have tragically lost their lives in yet another mass shooting.”
“Enough is enough,” he said, in part.
“Americans should feel safe in their grocery stores. They should feel safe in their schools, their movie theaters and in their communities. While Congress dithers on enacting meaningful gun violence prevention measures, Americans — and Coloradans — are being murdered before our very eyes — day after day, year after year.”
It doesn’t have to be this way. There are steps we can take — and must take — to protect our community; common-sense, broadly supported proposals that will save lives. If we are truly invested in saving lives, then we must have the willpower to act and to pass meaningful gun reform. The time for inaction is over.”