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Cornyn Statement on First Anniversary of Sutherland Springs Shooting
News Release
Sunday, November 04, 2018

AUSTIN – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement in advance of the first anniversary of the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs:

“One year ago, Sutherland Springs, Texas endured what no one should ever have to. Texans have poured their love and support into the First Baptist community, but the lives tragically taken that day can never be brought back. As we remember that solemn day, please join me once again in prayer for First Baptist Church, the victims of this senseless violence, and the entire Sutherland Springs community.”

In response to the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Sen. Cornyn authored the Fix NICS Act to strengthen the criminal background check system and ensure convicted felons and domestic abusers cannot lawfully purchase a firearm.  This bill was signed into law on March 23, 2018.



Sen. Cornyn and his wife, Sandy, paying respects at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs

You can find more photos here and here

Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.

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