Tides extends its deepest condolences to all those affected by the horrific shooting in Las Vegas.  As we mourn the tragic loss of lives and many injured in the wake of one of the deadliest mass shootings in our nation’s history, we come together in our grief and our need to grapple with the continued escalation in senseless acts of gun violence.

Sadly, gun deaths have become an all too frequent occurrence in American society, with shootings taking place in locations where we normally celebrate life — from concerts and clubs to baseball fields and schools. We must not normalize these heartbreaking events but instead must unify around a renewed and urgent commitment to ending gun violence.  All Americans deserve the right to feel safe as we go about our daily lives.