Florida organizations and politicians respond to mass shootings this weekend
Texas Sen. John Cornyn.

“Every second of inaction, there is another tragedy waiting to happen in our country. Enough is enough.”

Over the weekend, two mass shootings occurred, a day apart, receiving national attention and inciting terror. 

The first occurred at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The other in Dayton, Ohio at a popular weekend spot. 

On Sunday, Florida political organizations responded to the latest in a string of shooting tragedies plaguing the United States.

The Florida Democratic Party said in a news release, it stands in solidarity with shooting victims, issuing this statement:

“Today, we join families grieving the lost lives of their loved ones in the tragedies of El Paso and Dayton. These tragedies keep reminding us why we can’t wait longer to stop gun violence, hate, and racism in our communities.

“We have a white nationalist terror problem made worse by a President who normalizes white nationalism. And we have a gun problem made worse by the NRA and spineless politicians who won’t stand up to them.

“Every second of inaction, there is another tragedy waiting to happen in our country. Enough is enough.”

The Institute for a Safer Florida, a group that actively seeks to reduce violence in Florida schools, also offered condolences in a statement about the shootings:

“The back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton are a heart-breaking reminder that these incidents can happen anywhere. Our hearts and prayers are with the families, friends and communities that are the latest to suffer from this epidemic plaguing our country. 

“These shootings are a solemn reminder of why the Florida Chamber of Commerce created the Institute for a Safer Florida to identify ways to make our schools and workplaces safer. We won’t rest until solutions are discovered that can be implemented across Florida and beyond.”

Both statements are indicative of a larger problem embedded in the fabric of America. Politicians looking to retain their seats in 2020 will certainly need to address America’s gun violence problem.

Among those up for re-election is Texas Republican, Sen. John Cornyn, who tweeted about the incident in El Paso

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.  Sadly, there are some issues, like homelessness and these shootings, where we simply don’t have all the answers … Focusing on law abiding citizens excersizing [sic] their constitutional rights solves nothing. We need to treat these crimes as problems to be solved, rather than one to be exploited for partisan political gain.”

Melissa S. Razdrih

Melissa S. Razdrih is a Tampa correspondent for Florida Politics. Razdrih graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Tampa in 2006 and went on to earn a Master's degree before switching gears to write professionally. Since then, Razdrih has been published in national blogs, like PopSugar, and local publications, like Tampa Bay Business and Wealth, on everything from self-care to cryptocurrency, but politics is her passion. Contact her at [email protected].


  • Seber Newsome III

    August 4, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    The Democratic Party is to blame for these mass shootings. Every day on the news, some liberal Democrat is crying racism this racism that. The Democrat party has used racism in every election that I remember back to 1976 when I first voted. They are the party of division and hate. And every time there is a tragedy, they do not let it go to waste. Hate Hate Hate, that is their party platform and they will lose in 2020.

    • Garrett Ramy

      August 4, 2019 at 11:15 pm

      This is true, the Democrats are thrbpsrty of the four S’ s… Slavery, Secession, Segregation, and now Socialism.

  • Garrett Ramy

    August 4, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Why would Democrats respond like this? It appears that the shooter in El Paso is a registered Democrat. It was reported as three to four shooters dressed in black.
    Ohio shooter confirmed antifa.
    On July 29th antifa announced that they would be ramping up their attacks. I think it’s time we begin to investigate this as a false flag.

  • Garrett Ramy

    August 4, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    False Flags 🃏

    If the recent shootings make you feel like taking guns away from citizens is the appropriate next step then congratulations, you’re a typical sheep 🐑

    ▪️”False Flag” doesn’t mean the event was fake and that people didn’t die.
    ▪️It means a horrific event is staged to push a political agenda.
    ▪️Victims are necessary collateral damage

    How does a false flag work? 🔻
    ✔️ create a problem ➖ shooting
    ✔️ incite a reaction ➖ public will demonize what the government wants them to: guns, particularly strong male citizens with guns
    ✔️ propose a solution ➖ military intervention, loss of liberties, or both.

    Telltale signs of a false flag 🔻
    ✖️ horrific images are over used by the media to shock the public
    ✖️ drills of a similar attack happen nearby within the same time frame
    ✖️ eyewitness accounts do not match the official story
    ✖️ conflicting evidence is not repeated by the media
    ✖️ used as an excuse to curtail rights or start a war



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