The congressman representing Santa Monica said "enough is enough'' Saturday and called on Congress to take the type of guns used at Santa Monica College off the streets of the United States.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman issued a statement from Washington, where he said he was "deeply saddened by the senseless violence at Santa Monica College.
Reports have indicated that the shooter may have used rifle similar to the AR-15, the same military-style assault weapon used by the shooters in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.
"This is the seventh mass shooting in the last year,'' Waxman said. "Enough is enough. It's well past time that Congress take action to keep these dangerous weapons off our streets.
"My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this violence and their families,'' he said. "In the coming days and months, I will do all I can to pressure Congress to take up common-sense gun measures to fix our loophole-
ridden gun laws and keep these violent weapons out of our communities.''