Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

May 25, 2022

Senator Anwar Releases Statement in Response to Shooting at Texas Elementary School

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) released the following statement in response to Tuesday’s tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman who purchased two high-powered rifles on his 18th birthday forced entry to the school and killed 19 children and two teachers:

“Today, I stood with Governor Lamont, Lieutenant Governor Bysiewicz, Congressman Larson, Congresswoman Hayes, my fellow legislators and leaders of organizations combatting gun violence, including the Sandy Hook Promise. A few months ago, when two children died from tainted baby formula, production was shut down at one of the country’s largest plants to ensure the safety of future products. Ten years after 20 children were killed in Sandy Hook, 19 more were murdered with brutal violence this week. I fear nothing will change, but know we must force change to save lives. The United States Senate must remove its filibuster to approve legislation requiring background checks for firearm ownership, legislation passed by Congress fourteen months ago, legislation supporting ideals that 90% of Americans approve of. For the protection of our children, our elected leaders must listen to the overwhelming majority of Americans and take action on lifesaving legislation.”