ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum is calling the shootings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin an act of “mass murder by a madman with a gun in his hand.” And she says the killings show the need for gun control.

The Minnesota Democrat, who represents the St. Paul area, called in a statement Monday for “a serious national dialogue and thoughtful action by Congress to keep guns out of the hands of people who would use them for violence.”

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McCollum says that if the country doesn’t act responsibly and urgently, every community and family will continue to be in danger of being randomly victimized, whether it’s in a theater, at a temple or church, in a school, or anywhere else.

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She says, “The madness of gun violence must stop.”

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