Members of Congress took to social media to denounce the shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, which left 21 dead and 26 wounded or injured, and in Dayton, Ohio, which left nine dead and 27 wounded or injured.
The El Paso shooting suspect, 21, was charged Sunday with capital murder and is being held without bond, CNN reported.
Some congressional Democrats immediately called for new gun controls, as some Republicans urged a more cautious approach. Here’s a glimpse of what lawmakers are saying about the deadly incidents that occurred within hours of each other.
Some outside Congress, such as Hunter Pollack, whose sister Meadow died in the Feb. 14, 2018, school shooting in Parkland, Florida, decried the immediate calls for new gun controls. That shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a former student left 17 dead and 17 others wounded.
Meadow’s father, Andrew Pollack, weighed in on the Dayton shooter.
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