Hillary Clinton is calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and GOP officials to pass “common-sense” gun safety legislation House Democrats approved in February.
"With two mass shootings in America in less than 24 hours, thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need action," Clinton tweeted Sunday after two deadly shootings left at least 29 people dead over the weekend.
A gunman early Sunday opened fire in a popular entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing nine and injuring 26 others.
A shooting in the heavily Hispanic border city of El Paso, Texas, Saturday resulted in at least 20 deaths.
"The House has sent common-sense gun safety legislation to the Senate. Demand that @senatemajldr and your Republican elected officials join Democrats to pass it," Clinton added.
Several Democrats denounced the rise of gun violence in the wake of the shootings, calling for tighter gun control measures.
At least two 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, and El Paso native Beto O'Rourke, a former congressman, drew connections to a resurgence in white nationalism and xenophobic politics in the United States.
A four-page statement posted on 8chan, an online message board often used by extremists, and believed to have been written by the suspect in Texas, called the Walmart attack "a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas."
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