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Jenkins Wants Stricter Gun Laws After Conn. Shooting

Kenneth Jenkins, chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, reacted Friday to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Kenneth Jenkins, chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, reacted Friday to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Photo Credit: File

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Kenneth Jenkins, chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, called for “the strictest national gun laws in the world” on Friday after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

“The senseless and utterly horrifying death of 27 people today, including 18 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., must — I repeat, must — be the final wake-up call for government officials and elected leaders at every level to work toward making sure another tragic shooting and killing of innocents like this never occurs again,” Jenkins said. “It’s time to enact the strictest national gun laws in the world. We owe it to all of the victims.

“My prayers and heart-heavy condolences go out to the families of all those killed and traumatized by today’s shooting. If we are going to be serious about making the world a better, safer place in which to live, then we must immediately look to eliminating gun violence. The public across our land and future generations are depending on us to make the right decisions.”