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Statement from Village President in response to Uvalde, Texas school shooting

As we continue to grapple with the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas earlier this week, I am extending condolences on behalf of the Village of Oak Park to those who lost loved ones in the shooting and the residents of Uvalde and all other communities, near and far, that are dealing with the fallout from mass shooting incidents.

Gun violence is a scourge on our society, and it is becoming increasingly clear that mass shootings can occur at any time and place. While gun violence is clearly a threat to public safety, we also recognize it as a public health crisis considering so many lives are cut far too short by senseless shootings.

Fixing the problem of gun violence is no easy task and will require cooperation across all levels of government and society. The Village strongly supports common-sense reforms to end gun violence and build safer communities.

-Village President Vicki Scaman
May 26, 2022