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Rep. Dean Phillips Statement Following El Paso and Dayton Domestic Terrorist Attacks

MINNETONKA, MN - Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released the following statement after domestic terrorist attacks in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH killed 29 and wounded dozens more in less than 24 hours this weekend:

“We spend billions of dollars and countless hours to keep our nation safe from foreign attacks, and it is baffling that we can’t do the same to save lives from domestic terrorism and gun violence. Our nation is crying out for reform - for universal background checks, for an assault weapons ban, and for closing dangerous loopholes that make it too easy to purchase firearms. The longer we wait, the more likely it is that you, me, or more of our loved ones are victims of the next shooting. We need to stop this madness. I resolve to work with sensible members of Congress to identify solutions to this epidemic.”