Feinstein on YouTube HQ shooting: Only in America is this common

Feinstein on YouTube HQ shooting: Only in America is this common
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Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinGOP rep to introduce constitutional amendment to limit Supreme Court seats to 9 Senate Dems petition Saudi king to release dissidents, US citizen Court-packing becomes new litmus test on left MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday decried the shooting at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., saying the nation's current position on guns has allowed such incidents to become commonplace.

"Only in America is a shooter unleashing gunfire in an office building a common occurrence. Only in America are people evacuating the scene of a shooting with their hands on their heads is a familiar sight," Feinstein said in a statement. 


"We simply must take meaningful steps to stop these shootings and stem the tide of gun violence in our communities. We are a nation awash in guns," she continued. 

Feinstein's comments come after a shooter opened fire at the YouTube campus, injuring four people.

San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said authorities found a deceased woman with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, whom they believe is the shooter.

The shooting comes over a month after 17 people were killed in a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., reigniting debate over the nation's gun laws.

Other California lawmakers took to social media to react to Tuesday's shooting in San Bruno:

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE confirmed on Twitter he was briefed on the situation, tweeting "thoughts and prayers" for those affected by the shooting.