Editor's note: Senate President Therese Murray’s statement in response to Friday's shooting in Newtown, CT:
There are no words to express the shock and outrage over this horrifying act of violence. The trauma, loss and sadness brought on by this heinous attack are immeasurable. No parent should ever receive this news. No child should ever endure such horror. These crimes have become too common.
And as we mourn together, we must also come together to address the ills of our society and this problem of unsettling violence.