Statement on San Jose Shooting
Our hearts go out to the eight people who were shot and killed and the injured at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) yard in San Jose, California this morning. While we gather more details about the shooting we need to ensure that we support the victims and their families through this difficult tragedy. Every three hours someone in California is killed by gunfire. These numbers, unfortunately, add up quickly and we can, and must, do more to end the gun violence epidemic. There are far too many mass shootings, far too many gun homicides, and far too many firearm suicides that plague our state and our country. It is long past time for action. You can be sure that the team at Hope and Heal Fund wakes up every morning exploring and implementing strategies to make our state safer for ALL Californians. Our hearts are heavy today but our will is strong and we will succeed in ending the gun violence epidemic. Be well. Stay safe.