Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in reaction to the shooting in Rancho Tehama Reserve, Calif.:
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of yesterday’s horrific shooting in Rancho Tehama Reserve. We’re all especially thankful to the educators who acted quickly to lock down the elementary school; they surely saved children’s lives.
“As we approach the five-year anniversary of the horrifying shooting at Sandy Hook, it’s heartbreaking that we’ve made so little progress in preventing these shootings. Elementary schools shouldn’t have to prepare for mass shootings. That’s simply unacceptable.
“It’s been discovered today that the shooter also killed his wife, yet another example of domestic violence preceding a deadly mass shooting. We need to get serious about addressing gun violence and ensure our communities, homes, schools and churches are safe.”