Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio:
“Once again, my heart breaks following two more mass shootings that have devastated communities in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. My prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of these horrific tragedies who are mourning the loss of loved ones too soon.
“There have been more mass shootings than days in 2019. Enough is enough. It’s time to put a stop to these senseless tragedies. An overwhelming majority of Americans, including gun owners, support universal background checks.
“The House passed bipartisan legislation, H.R. 8, five months ago that would increase background checks and close loopholes in the system. But Senate Republicans refuse to act. And every day, American communities continue to suffer from mass shootings. I join Americans across the country in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to immediately call the Senate back in session to finally put in place common sense, bipartisan laws to stop these horrific and senseless acts of terror.”