By News Staff 


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PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) - Politicians from Rhode Island are offering their condolences to those affected by the mass shootings that took place in the El Paso Texas, and Dayton Ohio communities within 24 hours of each other, claiming 30 lives and injuring dozens more. 

The Governor of Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, as well as Senators and Congressmen from the Ocean State,  are asking for change and for action to be taken to stand against an "epidemic of gun violence".