JASPER, Ind. (WEHT) – US Senator Mike Braun said on Monday that he is ‘deeply troubled’ by the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
Sen. Braun, a Republican, said he agreed with President Donald Trump’s calls for bipartisan solutions to the crisis.
Sen. Braun released this statement:
“Maureen and I are deeply troubled by the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton — there is no place for hate in our great country, our prayers are with the victims of this horrific event, and I commend the swift action from law enforcement and first responders.
Mass shootings and gun violence across our country is a complex situation; watching Congress do nothing is unacceptable, and I agree with President Trump’s call for bipartisan legislation to address this crisis. Any bipartisan legislation needs to include: stronger background checks, red flag laws known as extreme risk protection orders that address mental illness, commonsense solutions that complement the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks so we can crack down on modifications that turn guns into military-style assault weapons, and steps that are responsive to a culture that glorifies violence.
We live in the greatest country in the world, but the tone and destructive rhetoric across the ideological spectrum is tearing our country apart and we must return to a society that works towards finding common ground on issues where we disagree.”
(This story was originally published on August 5, 2019)