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Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa Releases Statement on Mass Shooting in Illinois


AUSTIN, Texas — \Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa released the following statement on today’s mass shooting at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, which has killed at least six individuals and injured dozens more:

“Today’s mass shooting – on our nation’s Independence Day of all days – is a horrifying, tragic reminder that, under NRA rule, this country will never truly be free.

“Free from senseless gun violence.

“Free from a sense of terror at every kind of mass congregation of people.

“Free from the fear of sending your 4th-grade child to school and thinking today might be the day she’s slaughtered in her own classroom.

“We find ourselves today yet again praying for a community that has been instantaneously ripped to shreds at the hands of a deranged individual with a firearm. And we find ourselves again today, exhaustedly, hoping against hope that today might be the day Republicans across this country see the sick, evil toll that the NRA’s flood of dark money is taking on our people.

“This November, we will send leaders to Austin and Washington who do not have a price tag, whom the NRA cannot buy, and who will fearlessly and unapologetically enact common-sense gun safety legislation that will save lives and allow the United States to finally declare its independence from the loud, wealthy minority saturating our streets with guns and bloodshed.”

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