Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe called for stricter gun control in Alexandria shortly after a shooting that left Majority Whip Steve Scalise, an aide and two police officers injured.
"There are too many guns on the streets," McAuliffe, a Democrat, said during a press conference on the shooting Wednesday, after being asked if more needs to be done to protect politicians from violence.
"We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence, and I've long talked about this," he said.
MacAuliffe later said in comments after the press conference it was "93 individuals a day" lost to gun violence.
The shooter has been identified as James Hodgkinson of Illinois. A motive isn't known at this time for the shooting or the weapons that were used, but one witness recalled seeing Hodgkinson carrying an assault rifle. Hodgkinson was shot by police and killed.
None of the injuries to Scalise or aides and police were considered life threatening.
McAuliffe also rejected the suggestion that it was too early to talk about gun control so soon after the shooting.
"I talk about this every single day. This is a very serious issue," he responded.