Bacon Issues Statement on Recent Shootings

August 4, 2019
Press Release

Omaha, NE—Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement regarding the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio:

“Our country is in need of healing after a violent weekend at the hands of hate-filled individuals. My prayers go out to the victims, their families, and friends. And my heartfelt thanks go out to the first responders for their heroic actions.

We must hold those responsible accountable and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. The shooter in Texas is filled with hate and racism and should be treated as a domestic terrorist.

I have and will continue to support closing NICS loopholes and passing Red Flag legislation that includes due process protections. As a cosponsor of H.R. 1339, the MVP Act, I know it will improve the sharing of information between law enforcement agencies so they can quickly identify dangerous people. I also support funding for better mental health care that would have prevented some of these tragedies. Any legislation that is considered should not restrict the rights of the 99% of gun owners who are law abiding citizens.”

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