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Georgia’s elected officials and political leaders have taken to Twitter in the last two days to offer public statements about the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Some called for action and more gun control, while others offered condolences, thoughts and prayers. Here is what your elected representatives had to say about this tragedy:
The scale of loss in this mass shooting can be measured in lives taken, dreams unrealized, families shattered by sorrow. The opportunity for America to protect lives from gun violence is clear. Let us pray and act swiftly, grieve and fix our broken laws. https://t.co/miuIeRYfmN
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) February 15, 2018
We are shocked and numb. How many more must die? Our conscience must move us to action. It is time for the American people to demand action from their elected leaders.
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) February 15, 2018
.@SpeakerRyan Mr. Speaker, the time for action is now. We know the facts. There are too many guns. How many more children must die? How many more students? How many more teachers? People who are not willing to lead should get out of the way.
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) February 16, 2018
Heartbreaking! US must regain its sanity on guns everywhere policies' https://t.co/yast2BDryT
— Nan Orrock (@SenNanOrrock) February 16, 2018
On Saturday, flags statewide will fly at half-staff until sunset on Monday in memory of those tragically and senselessly killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. @GAFirstLady and I are praying for the victims, their loved ones and the school community. pic.twitter.com/t9u2SlS0Cv
— Governor Nathan Deal (@GovernorDeal) February 15, 2018
Said a prayer today for the Parkland Community. My heart goes out to them.#ParklandStrong
— Matt Kunz (@MattKunz59) February 15, 2018
Read this and share it. This comment captures the moment as well as any I have seen. https://t.co/kjLqp6HgCb
— Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) February 15, 2018
I am terribly saddened by the unspeakable evil that occurred yesterday in Florida. My heart is broken for the families and all those affected by this tragedy.
— Johnny Isakson (@SenatorIsakson) February 15, 2018
The Florida shooting suspect made it out alive although he was armed. Funny how that works out depending on certain features. 🤔
— Dar'shun Kendrick (@DarshunKendrick) February 15, 2018
Prayers for those impacted by the mass murder in Florida. May our federal and state officials do more than they usually do. We’ve had 18 school shootings since January 1, more than the rest of the world combined.
— Jason Esteves (@jasonesteves) February 15, 2018
Heartbroken over the terrible shooting in Florida. Our thoughts go out to the victims, students, teachers, and families impacted. #PrayersForFlorida
— David Perdue (@sendavidperdue) February 14, 2018
Our prayers are with the victims, families, first responders, and medical personnel involved in senseless shooting in Parkland, Florida.
— Barry Loudermilk (@RepLoudermilk) February 14, 2018
Please join me in praying for all of the students, teachers, families and first responders affected by today's horrific events in Florida
— Drew Ferguson (@RepDrewFerguson) February 14, 2018
"Our hearts are broken for the victims & families affected by this senseless act of violence. Prayers are needed for these families & the first responders saving the lives of the survivors. But action is needed. These are our children. Enough is enough."
— DuBose Porter (@DPGChair) February 15, 2018
It's time to get these military grade guns off the street. #Enough
— Howard Mosby (@RepMosby) February 15, 2018
Terrible, terrible news. Prayers for the victims and their families. Prayers for our nation. Gov. Scott is right: pure evil. Expelled gunman in gas mask shoots dead 17 and injures 50 others https://t.co/cJBCnfc8Hf
— Rep. Buzz Brockway (@buzzbrockway) February 15, 2018
I think metal detectors would be approved before any other policy proposals.
There are actions that can be taken to address gun violence but those actions require political will.
It’s all incredibly sad. https://t.co/FDlpJVqmjP
— Scott Holcomb (@RepScottHolcomb) February 15, 2018
arrived home from a long day at the Capitol in Atlanta.
My 11 yr old son immediately asked, “Did you hear about the latest school shooting?”
I am horrified to hear these words—again. My heart grieves for the families in Florida.
— Scott Holcomb (@RepScottHolcomb) February 14, 2018
My heart breaks for the students and families affected by this tragedy in Florida. I pray this egregious violence never becomes normalized in this country despite its alarming frequency. #ParklandFl pic.twitter.com/X3RVDkJ6UN
— Rep. Karen Bennett (@KBennettCARES) February 14, 2018
Nita and I are praying for the students and families involved in the nightmare tragedy in Florida
— Casey Cagle (@CaseyCagle) February 14, 2018
School shooting in Florida is heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with the students, parents, faculty and staff.
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) February 14, 2018