A group of survivors and family members of the Tucson, Ariz. shooting that targeted former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) issued a statement Sunday urging legislators to "fix our nation's broken gun laws" after another mass shooting Friday in Colorado claimed the lives of a dozen moviegoers.

"We need our elected officials to take action to fix our nation’s broken gun laws to keep guns out of the wrong hands," the family members and survivors said in a statement. "That’s why our group of survivors of the Tucson shooting are working hard to encourage our elected officials to take action.  Some of us are gun owners and hunters ourselves, and we know that this can be done while still protecting the rights of lawful gun owners."

The group said they plan to meet with Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderWisconsin GOP will tinker with election laws rather than follow court order Judge orders Walker to hold special elections Holder: 2018 vote crucial to combating gerrymandering MORE in the near future to discuss reforming the gun background check system, and called on both President Obama and Mitt Romney to pledge to reform gun laws.

"Their actions would save lives, maybe the life of someone they love," the statement said. "We have a simple question for our nation’s leaders:  How much more pain, how much more sorrow, and how many more murders with guns must we suffer before we do something about it?”

The release also extended condolences to the families affected by the Aurora shooting.

“Our hearts go out to the victims and survivors of the tragic mass shooting in Aurora," the statement reads. "Please know that all of the people of Aurora are in our minds and hearts."

Lawmakers, including Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinTop Senate Dems demand report from Trump on UK nerve agent attack Feinstein, Harris call for probe of ICE after employee resigns Jeh Johnson: Media focused on 'Access Hollywood' tape instead of Russian meddling ahead of election MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) — the congressman who represents Aurora — urged the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban during talk show appearances Sunday morning. 

But Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonOvernight Health Care: House passes .3T omnibus | Bill boosts funds for NIH, opioid treatment | Senators spar over ObamaCare fix | 'Right to Try' bill heads to the Senate GOP pushes to change Senate rules for Trump House passes 'right to try' drug bill MORE (R-Wisc.), appearing alongside Feinstein, said such legislation would do little to curtail mass killings and instead would "reduce America's freedom."

"I don't think society can keep sick demented individuals from obtaining any type of weapon to kill people," Johnson said. "This isn't an issue about guns, this is really just an issue about sick, demented individuals."