Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday urged Congress to take action in the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The Vermont senator in a statement said his thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims.
Sanders also thanked the first responders, who he said “did an outstanding job responding to this tragedy, saving many lives.”
“Last night’s attack is the deadliest mass shooting in our country’s modern history, and this year there have been more mass shootings than days in the year,” Sanders said.
“In light of the terrible tragedy in Las Vegas and mass shootings across the country, it should be clear to all that we have got to do everything we can to stop guns from falling into the hands of people who should not have them,” he continued.
He added: “It is long past time for Congress to take action on gun safety to save innocent lives.”
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