Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), one of Congress' most outspoken proponents for gun control, urged action to stem the tide of gun violence in the wake of a Friday shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.
"This is a day of great sadness in America, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families. This latest shooting tragedy is an unthinkable act of violence carried out against young children and innocent people. Americans are sick and tired of these attacks on our children and neighbors and they are sick and tired of nothing being done in Washington to stop the bloodshed. If we do not take action to address gun violence, shooting tragedies like this will continue. As President Obama said, we must act now 'regardless of the politics.'"