Cooper Statement on Tragic Shooting in Nashville

Apr 22, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today issued the following statement on this morning’s shooting at a Waffle House on Murfreesboro Pike:

“Nashville woke up to devastating news. We mourn the innocent victims and thank our brave first responders,” Rep. Cooper said. “Many will say now is not the time to discuss change. But now IS the time. We can and must do everything possible to prevent these tragedies and keep Americans safe. That starts with restricting widespread civilian access to military-grade assault weapons.”