The Arc released the following statement in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
“We are so saddened by the events that occurred yesterday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The families, and the community of Uvalde, will forever be impacted by the loss of these young children and their teachers.
“These tragedies are creating an environment where people no longer feel safe in their schools, places of worship, grocery stores – the communities where they live, work, and play. And we are deeply concerned that Congress’ failure to act to prevent this violence is undermining basic human rights.
“The senseless violence has to stop. Our elected leaders must put aside differences to comprehensively address the growing problem of gun violence that affects all of us, including people with disabilities and their families.”