Beto O'Rourke responds to deadly Texas mall shooting

Other presidential candidates also weighing in on gun violence.
2:03 | 08/03/19

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The emotional response to the deadly Texas mall shooting from the 22 when he campaign trail. Democrats in Nevada tonight Wayne in the moment trying to particularly powerful response from former congressman bad old Bork El Paso is his hometown. Here's ABC's Rachel Scott. I've got to share something which you that I just learned former congressman bell award sharing the news with the crowd in Las Vegas another mass shooting in America. This time and hit his hometown. I'm thinking about El Paso when she to be thinking about. El Paso as well and org saying he checked in on wife and kids before taking the stage with it rallying cry for gun control reports. You know any illusion that we have that. Progress is inevitable or that the change that we need is gonna come of its own accord. Shattered and in moments like these. And and that is upon every single one of us there there is no luxury in this democracy. Of sitting this one out. The congressman and cutting short his trip to Nevada. Other candidates weighing in too including a another Texan in the race former housing and urban development secretary Cooley on Castro. Calling the shooting devastating. Senator Elizabeth Wharton declaring we must act now to end our country's gun violence epidemic. This is a very personal issue for because every day we wait more people are dying all around America rookie hundred Baghdad. And so enough is enough I put up the baucus plan because I'm determined not to let the NRA where the corporate gun lobby dictate this debate it it is. Pawing long over due. For the United States senate to begin to do with the American people want and that is parents common sense gun safety legislation. And there will be a form on gun control right here in Las Vegas later this fall. As this city marks the second anniversary of the Las Vegas mass shooting. All the democratic candidates are invited to attend and congressman beta works campaign tells us he plans to be there. Com Rachel Scott with reaction to the mass shooting from the campaign trail Rachel thinks to you.

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