Like all Coloradans, we are heartbroken and horrified at the events that occurred earlier today at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder. We are mere days away from a racially-motivated mass shooting in Atlanta, and tragedy has now again struck in our backyard. As a coalition of people and communities from many faith traditions, we are united in our condemnation of violence. We mourn alongside the victims, their families, and all affected by this tragic event and by the devastating effects of gun violence.
As an organization dedicated to promoting justice, we call upon our elected officials to enact swift and meaningful policy change to curb the ongoing epidemic of mass shootings in our state and throughout our nation. We must act with resolve, and we must not become complacent regarding mass shooting events, which have tragically and unnecessarily become common occurrences in our communities.