President Pines responded on Twitter to the tragic shooting that occurred on May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas:
Our hearts break for the families again torn apart by gun violence.As we grieve another tragedy, we ask ourselves what we can do to prevent these horrific attacks. We are a community who cares and feels the weight and urgency of our responsibility to be part of the solution. Ending gun violence is a grand challenge that we face. Taking action is one way that we honor the lives lost.