Congresswoman Johnson Condemns the Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement after 11 were killed and another six were injured in a shooting at Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA:
"There is no place in America for this kind of violence. It's disheartening that the tone and rhetoric in the country is such that these kinds of horrific acts are allowed to take place. Today, all Americans must strongly condemn this divisiveness and hate and come together in support of the 11 men, women and children who we mourn and the six who were injured.
"We in the Congress have the power to implement broadly-supported measures that will make an immediate difference -- chief among them, implementing mandatory background checks and reinstituting the assault weapons ban. My commitment to passing these policies and addressing the mental health crisis that persists remains as strong as ever. No citizen or person in a position of power should rest until we rid our country of the means to take the lives of innocent Americans."
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