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Foster Statement on Shooting at Henry Pratt Plant in Aurora

Feb 15, 2019
Press Release

Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued a statement on the shooting that took place at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois:

“I am deeply disturbed by the senseless gun violence that struck the Aurora community today. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. While we wait for more details, it’s clear we owe a debt of gratitude to law enforcement and the first-responders who rushed into harm’s way to protect innocent people. Our country needs to take immediate action to stop what has become an epidemic of gun violence in our nation. I, along with the majority of Americans, refuse to accept this fact as a normal part of our way of life at work, schools, and in our communities. Every person deserves the right to go to work or school without the threat of violence.”