Warren to GOP: Thoughts and prayers not enough after Texas shooting

Warren to GOP: Thoughts and prayers not enough after Texas shooting
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Regulation: Net neutrality supporters predict tough court battle | Watchdog to investigate EPA chief's meeting with industry group | Ex-Volkswagen exec gets 7 years for emissions cheating Overnight Tech: Net neutrality supporters predict tough court fight | Warren backs bid to block AT&T, Time Warner merger | NC county refuses to pay ransom to hackers Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign MORE (D-Mass.) on Sunday slammed Republicans for offering their condolences in the wake of the Texas church shooting while failing to take concrete steps to curb gun violence.

"Thoughts & prayers are not enough, GOP. We must end this violence. We must stop these tragedies. People are dying while you wait," Warren wrote in one tweet.

Warren took to Twitter to express her anger and heartbreak after a gunman opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing at least 26 people and injuring about 20 others.

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She took aim at the National Rifle Association (NRA), asking when her congressional colleagues will finally take a stand against their gun policies. 

"How many kids must die of gun violence on playgrounds & streets every day with no attention at all before we wake up to what’s happening?" she wrote in a another tweet.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) called the church massacre the state's "deadliest mass shooting."

Authorities have not yet announced the identity of the shooter, who also died.

The Massachusetts lawmaker joins a growing group of Democratic lawmakers who are renewing their calls for gun reform in the wake of the latest mass shooting including Sens. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyAvalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign Senate passes tax overhaul, securing major GOP victory Dem senator compares GOP tax bill to unicorns, Tupac conspiracy theories MORE (Conn.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDemocrats turn on Al Franken Minnesota's largest newspaper calls on Franken to resign Democratic senator predicts Franken will resign Thursday MORE (Calif.).