Senator Chuck Grassley made the following statement regarding the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina at the Emanuel AME Church.

“The Bill of Rights is a core set of liberties and freedoms, none greater than the other, but all of importance in their own right.  The Second Amendment ensures citizens the ability to protect themselves, but nobody wants to see gun violence in our society.  The question remains how we keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them without violating the constitutional rights of law abiding Americans.  There’s ample time to learn more about what happened yesterday and debate ways to prevent these kinds of senseless acts.  But for now, our focus should be on the victims’ families, Charleston and South Carolina and helping them through this tragedy.”