Two deadly mass shootings occurred in a 24-hour period on Saturday and Sunday, leaving 30 people dead, including one of the shooters, and dozens more were injured. 

A 21-year-old alleged gunman shot and killed 20 people and injured 26 others at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas before he was apprehended by police on Saturday. Early Sunday morning, a gunman opened fire outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine people and injuring 27 hours. The 24-year-old Ohio gunman was shot and killed by police.

The two deadly shootings prompted response from politicians, presidential candidates and other public figures.

Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people....

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)August 4, 2019

God bless the people of El Paso Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)August 4, 2019

Everyone in America, myself included, is devastated by the news of this latest attack in El Paso. Sadly, after each of these tragedies the Senate does nothing. That has got to change.

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders)August 3, 2019

Mitch McConnell should bring the Senate back into session immediately to pass HR 8, the gun safety bill that has already passed the House. That's a first step to addressing our serious gun violence epidemic.

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders)August 4, 2019

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. Sadly, there are some issues, like homelessness and these shootings, where we simply don't have all the answers.

— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn)August 4, 2019

We mourn with those who lost loved ones in El Paso and Dayton & are praying for the injured and the families. There is no place in America for acts of violence, hatred and racism. We condemn these evil acts & stand with the people of Texas and Ohio. May God bless you all.

— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP)August 4, 2019

My heart is broken. For El Paso. For Dayton. For everyone who is impacted by the 40,000 gun deaths in our country every year. It’s on each and every one of us to end this crisis—and together, I still have faith that we will.

— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke)August 4, 2019

There is no place in America for hatred. There is no place in America for racism. We are the UNITED States, the greatest nation ever.

Our thoughts are with the people of Dayton and El Paso. We're praying for them. Let's stand united in condemning this evil.

— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan)August 4, 2019

In just 24 hours, our nation suffered 29 murders in two mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso.

We could have protected these victims with common sense gun reform.

It's not too late to prevent the next attack — Congress and the President must act now.

— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro)August 4, 2019

Another horrific act brings horrific consequences for Americans simply going about their lives, this time in El Paso. It is well-past the time for a real conversation about preventing senseless mass shootings.

— Gov. Bill Weld (@GovBillWeld)August 3, 2019

As Ohio wakes up this morning to the news of this horrific attack, Connie and I are filled with sadness for the victims and their families and gratitude for the police officers who responded to the scene and the medical professionals caring for the injured.

— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown)August 4, 2019

My heart breaks for Dayton. It is such a beautiful, tight knit community. All Ohioans and Americans are with you.

— Tim Ryan (@TimRyan)August 4, 2019

In my tradition, we’re admonished that faith without works is meaningless. So to those who evoke prayer at mass shootings or deflect responsibility for domestic terrorism with scripture or false excuses, remember the Bible calls us to action.#Dayton#ElPaso#Gilroy#GunSafetyNow

— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams)August 4, 2019

Now in the beautiful city of El Paso.

Texans grieve today for the people of this wonderful place.

We unite in support of all the victims.

We thank First Responders for their swift action.

We ask God to bind up the wounds of all who’ve been harmed.pic.twitter.com/2l8jDPHbe1

— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX)August 3, 2019

#ElPasoStrongpic.twitter.com/6CV6AvBHTW

— George P. Bush (@georgepbush)August 4, 2019

As our nation mourns the senseless loss of life in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio and prays for the victims and their loved ones, we must also raise our voices in rejection of these heinous and cowardly acts of hate, terror and violence.

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump)August 4, 2019

Fran and I are absolutely heartbroken over the horrible attack that occurred this morning in Dayton. We join those across Ohio and this country in offering our prayers to victims and their families.

— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine)August 4, 2019

My message to the president on gun violence.pic.twitter.com/G0faCxtMSo

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris)August 4, 2019