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RELEASE: Rep. Moller joins chorus of Minnesotans in call to end gun violence after El Paso, Dayton shootings

Thursday, August 8, 2019

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Wednesday night, Protect Minnesota and Moms Demand Action – two leading organizations working to make our communities safer – organized a rally on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol, where Minnesotans gathered to stand up against hate, and call for changes to end mass shootings and other senseless gun violence.

Rep. Kelly Moller (DFL – Shoreview) participated in the rally and issued the following statement:

“I’m heartbroken by what occurred in Dayton and El Paso, but this is an all too familiar feeling. In our country, it’s inexcusable that anyone should need to feel fearful while out and about in their community. These events are two more tragedies part of an epidemic of senseless gun violence which has gone on long enough. Minnesotans gathered at the Capitol in grief, anger, and a resolve to say ‘no more.’

“This session, the Minnesota House voted to expand background checks and allow ‘red-flag’ laws to ensure people who may be dangerous can’t get their hands on guns. I spoke repeatedly of my support for these laws when they were heard in committee, and as I have consistently said, just because we cannot do everything, does not mean we should do nothing. It’s time for the elected officials opposing these measures to stop standing with the NRA, and instead stand with the Minnesotans from every walk of life demanding change to keep our communities safe.”