In the aftermath of a recent church shooting in Sutherland Springs Texas, Democrats are already calling for more gun reform. They claim that further control on guns is needed, especially in the aftermath of over 20 people found dead and even more injured after a 26-year-old entered a Church on Sunday and began firing shots at church-goers.
According to The Hill, among those who are calling for more gun control are Bob Casey, Dick Durbin, and Kamala Harris, all of whom are Democrats, who have already responded to the mass shooting with political recommendations.
"I’m thinking of and praying for all those impacted by the shooting in Texas. In addition to offering my prayers and thoughts I also believe Congress must take action on gun violence," Casey wrote in two separate tweets, according to The Hill.
Other Democrats, including Dianne Feinstein, have also recently joined their colleagues in calling for further gun control.
“When will this end? When will we decide that we can’t accept massacres in our places of worship, schools, or at concerts? When will we actually do something about it?" Feinstein wrote.
It was reported this afternoon that a shooting took place at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. The situation is still under investigation. Although the shooter has been identified as Devin Kelley, the motives are still unknown.
According to the New York Times, "A gunman walked into a small Baptist church in rural Texas on Sunday and opened fire with a rifle, killing at least 26 people and turning a tiny town east of San Antonio into the scene of the country’s most recent mass horror."
So far, many victims have been identified. One of them was the 14-year-old daughter of the church's pastor. Another victim was a 2-year-old. At least 27 have been reported dead. The age of those killed ranges from 2 years old to 72. It has been described as the deadliest church shooting in modern American history.
The gunmen reportedly fled in a vehicle after killing these people. Cops chased him down, and by the end of the chase he was found dead. It is still unclear whether he was killed by police or if he turned the gun on himself. Authorities are searching for video and other evidence that might provide more clues on what happened.
State, federal, and local law enforcement are on the ground, and they claim that there are currently no serious threats posed by the gunmen or to the church.
The church regularly posts videos of their services, where they talk about a variety of topics ranging from Jesus to riding motorcycles. You can watch an entire service from this church at the video below, which was recorded last Sunday.
"Hours after the shooting, the one-story rectangular church remained sealed off, with yellow tape posted along the church grounds," writes the NYT. "Reporters poured into Sutherland Springs throughout the day as the tragedy transformed the once-obscure Texas farming community into the scene of the latest mass killing."
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