Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement on the recent shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
"It is with great sadness that I extend my condolences and prayers to the families and friends of the victims of the shooting yesterday at the Sikh Temple of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Sikh-Americans across the country have my full support as we all grieve for those lost.
"I also wish to extend my prayers for a full recovery to the law enforcement officer who was wounded while courageously responding to this atrocity. His heroic sacrifice is to be honored.
"Once again our nation has witnessed a mass murder by a madman with a gun in his hand. It is time for a serious national dialogue and thoughtful action by Congress to keep guns out of the hands of people who would use them for violence. If we do not act responsibly and with urgency, every community and every family will continue to be in danger of being randomly victimized in a theater, praying at a temple or church, or in a school -- anywhere. The madness of gun violence must stop."