WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the statement below on the school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas:

“This news is devastating. As a mother I cannot fathom the grief of the parents who lost children today or the fear of those who are waiting in hospitals with children who were injured. My heart breaks for the entire Robb Elementary community.

“It has been nearly a decade since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary and yet federal gun safety legislation has been repeatedly blocked.

“Thoughts and prayers are not enough. Only action will begin to solve this deadly crisis.”