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Local lawmakers react to this weekend's mass shootings

August 4, 2019
In The News

Lawmakers here in Oregon have been responding to this weekend’s shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. 

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley posted on Twitter about El Paso’s shooting, saying, “Another day, another mass shooting in America. This time, El Paso is reeling from the terror of a heinous crime. This is tragic and it will happen again and again until we come to our senses and do something real about gun violence in our country.”

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici also issued a statement calling gun violence “a preventable and deeply disturbing American tragedy.”