Denver – Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the tragic shooting at Columbine High School:
“Twenty years ago, tragedy struck Columbine High School. Today we remember the 13 innocent victims, their families, and a community determined not to be defined by this senseless act of violence.
“This tragedy opened a troubling new era for our country. Unlike the America I was raised in, we have an entire generation growing up with the fear that they could be a victim of a mass shooting at their school. We cannot accept this as our new normal. As we pay tribute to the lives taken at Columbine we also rededicate ourselves to freeing every American child from the shadow of gun violence.”