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H. Res. 608

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

June 10, 2014.  

    Whereas on May 23, 2014, a rampage and mass shooting took place in Isla Vista, California, a community adjacent to the University of California at Santa Barbara;

    Whereas the people of the United States mourn the 6 innocent lives lost in this senseless tragedy, George Chen, 19, Katherine Breann Cooper, 22, Cheng “James” Yuan Hong, 20, Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, 20, Weihan “David” Wang, 20, Veronika Weiss, 19, all of whom were students at the University of California, Santa Barbara;

    Whereas the people of the United States offer support to all the victims and their families, and wish the 13 injured full and speedy recoveries;

    Whereas the brave response of law enforcement officials and other first responders prevented additional losses of life and further injury; and

    Whereas the people of the United States call for a reduction of violence, deplore mass shootings, and stand with the survivors: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) condemns the senseless rampage and mass shooting that took place in Isla Vista, California, on May 23, 2014;

(2) offers condolences to the entire Isla Vista community and the University of California Santa Barbara community, as well as their families;

(3) recognizes that the healing process will be long and difficult for the Isla Vista and Santa Barbara communities;

(4) encourages a productive and thoughtful dialogue on all aspects of this senseless tragedy;

(5) honors the selfless, dedicated service of the law enforcement officials and emergency response personnel who responded to the attack, preventing further loss of life and injury, and who continue to investigate the attack; and

(6) remains committed to working to help prevent tragedies like this from happening again.



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