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Toomey Statement on Philadelphia Shooting

August 15, 2019
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Philadelphia, Pa. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding the shooting in Philadelphia:

"The shooter who attempted to murder brave Philadelphia police officers yesterday is a convicted felon who had no right to possess a firearm. In the coming weeks, more information will hopefully come to light on how the suspect obtained his weapons, and I have asked ATF and the Department of Justice to keep me apprised of any new information. We can do more to strengthen our gun safety laws and better protect law enforcement. When Congress reconvenes, these issues, such as strengthening background checks to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals, should be a top priority."