Gun safety debate overshadows Labor Day campaign kickoff for 2020 Democrat

( CNN) As the Democratic presidential candidatesfanned out across early contest states Monday, the traditional Labor Day kickoff to the fall campaign was overshadowed by their frustration about the congressional deadlock over gun security statutes after yet another deadly mass shooting over the weekend.

Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke spend part of Monday at a victims’ event in Odessa.

“Unfortunately, we share this bond now, In the wake of this massacre, this tragedy, ” said O’Rourke, whose hometown of El Paso, Texas, was the site of another mass shooting last month. “But I know that we also share a fierce pride in who we are, the purpose of determining not to be defined by this act of terror, or violence, or hatred, but instead by the manner in which we will overcome this and define ourselves to the rest of the country.”

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