News flashes of another mass shooting in America drew a swift response from prominent Democrats, who swiftly moved to urge action on gun control, as this incident quickly took on political overtones.
“I refuse to accept this as normal,” said Hillary Clinton on Twitter; she was in Florida for campaign stops today.
In the Congress, several more liberal Democrats also urged action to curb gun violence.
“Gun violence is a crisis of epidemic proportions in our nation,” said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in a statement, as she urged action by lawmakers.
“Congress has a moral responsibility to vote on common sense measures to prevent the daily agony of gun violence in communities across America. Enough is enough.”