Sen. Johnson, Rep. Duffy, Sen. Baldwin issue statements on mass shootings
Sen. Ron Johnson and Congressman Sean Duffy has issued states following two mass shootings over the weekend.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, stated the following after two mass shootings occurred over the weekend:
Rep. Sean Duffy tweeted
Democratic senator Tammy Baldwin told NewsChannel 7 today that "We watch these tragedies over and over again, and nothing happens, and nothing happens. So yes, if we could move forward on this issue, I would be out [in Washington D.C.] in a second."
In reference to the President's reference to background checks that he tweeted Monday morning, she said "I'm a gun owner, and I strongly support the second amendment. But I do not believe there's an inconsistency with thorough background checks and the second amendment. And we have loopholes where sales and exchanges aren't subject to a background check, and I think we should close that."
Saturday at 11 a.m., Patrick Crusius, 21 opened fire at Walmart in El Paso. Twenty-one people have died and 26 were injured. Crusius was arrest on capital murder. Authorities said Sunday his alleged crimes were being investigated as domestic terrorism.
In Dayton, Ohio, nine people were killed and 27 were injured around 1 a.m. on Sunday morning in a popular part of downtown. Police say Connor Stephen Betts, 24, allegedly carried out the massacre with a .223-caliber rifle that he legally purchased.