Massachusetts officials react to deadly California bar shooting

"We too must be relentless in our efforts to stop the bloodshed, to pass real legislation. We owe it to those we've lost."

People comfort each other as they stand near the scene on Thursday in Thousand Oaks, California.

 At least 12 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a country music bar, which was hosting a “college night,” in Thousand Oaks, California, Wednesday night.

In response, officials from Massachusetts have issued statements — denouncing the tragedy and urging for stricter gun control. Here’s what they’ve said: