Ohio's local and statewide politicians react to mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas
Local leaders and politicians in Ohio are reacting after an 18 year old gunman shot and killed multiple children and at least one teacher at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday.
Dayton's mayor Jeffery Mims Jr. said "enough is enough."
Enough has been enough. Our legislators continue to fail our families and communities by doing nothing to prevent this senseless and horrific violence.— Mayor Jeffrey J. Mims, Jr. (@MayorMims) May 25, 2022
The time to act and save lives is immediately.
Governor Mike DeWine (R-OH) sent out the following statement:
Former Mayor of Dayton Nan Whaley said, "It doesn't have to be this way":
Yesterday, I called the mayor of Uvalde to offer my condolences and any support or advice he needs.— Nan Whaley (@nanwhaley) May 25, 2022
Last week, I called the mayor of Buffalo.
Since the mass shooting in Dayton in 2019, I've made more calls like this to mayors than I can count.
It doesn't have to be this way.
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) made a statement via social media:
My heart goes out to the families of the victims of this horrible tragedy in Uvalde. Our nation mourns for the innocent children, teacher, and all those affected by this senseless act of violence.— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) May 25, 2022
Ohio GOP Senate nominee JD Vance issued a statement on Twitter:
.@JDVance1 Issues Statement on School Shooting in Uvalde— JD Vance for U.S. Senate Press (@JDVancePress) May 25, 2022
“Many will grasp for easy solutions, as they often do in moments like these. We should first learn the full truth, but whatever we learn, many will call for large scale gun confiscation. This approach would be a mistake... pic.twitter.com/7Fs7QnperA
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wants to know "How many times are we going to allow this to happen?":
How many times are we going to allow this to happen?— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) May 25, 2022
⁰I'm at a loss. The inaction of a handful of politicians in Washington and state legislatures continues to cost us lives, mass shooting after mass shooting.
My heart is with the victims' families in Uvalde.
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan tweeted the following:
Andrea and I are praying for the Uvalde community and the innocent young lives taken from us in another senseless tragedy.— Congressman Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) May 24, 2022
Our babies are being killed by gun violence and we are failing them. We have to do something.