Brown Statement on Mass Shooting in Dayton: Thoughts and Prayers are Not Enough

Senator: We Have a Responsibility to Act

CLEVELAND, OH —U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement after a shooter killed nine people in Dayton early this morning and injured at least 26.  

“As Ohio wakes up this morning to the news of this horrific attack, Connie and I are filled with sadness for the victims and their families and gratitude for the police officers who responded to the scene and the medical professionals caring for the injured. We are also angry - angry that shooting after shooting politicians in Washington and Columbus refuse to pass sensible gun-safety laws to protect our communities. We are still learning about the attack in Dayton and we don’t know exactly what, if anything, could have prevented this specific tragedy. But we know thoughts and prayers are not enough, we have a responsibility to act. 

“My office stands ready to assist the Dayton community with whatever is needed to investigate and recover from this attack.”

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