nearvideo deadly mass shooting in El Paso rock, the entire state of Texas
Authorities remain on the scene following the shooting; Jeff Paul has the latest details from El Paso.
Acting White house chief of staff Mick Mulvaney defended his boss Sunday against charges from many top Democrats that President trump the rhetoric on topics like immigration, in part, is responsible for the two mass shootings in the last 24 hours.
“This is a serious problem, no question, but these are sick, sick people, and the President knows it,” said Mulvaney on ABC’s “This week.” “But I don’t think it was fair, at the feet of the President.”
Mulvaney added that shortly after Saturday ‘ s Paso, Texas, shooting in El – killed 20 people and dozens more wounded in a Walmart – Trump ordered Attorney General William Barr “, to find out what we could do to prevent this type of thing, what could we do to send a message to the sick people that do this kind of thing.”
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Mulvaney, the trump is touted-government moves on firearms, noting that the White house adopt a bump-stick-ban and stronger background-check system. He also defended trump card against statements that the President sometimes fiery words encouraged white nationalists and other racist groups.
“That was a sick person, the shooter in Dayton was a sick person. No politician is to blame. The people responsible were the ones who pulled the trigger,” he said. “We need to figure out how to create less of the people, as a society, and not who gets the blame in the next election.”
A gunman armed with a rifle opened fire in an El Paso shopping area Packed with more than 3000 people during the busy back-to-school season, with 20 dead and more than two dozen injured, police said.
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Hours later there was a further mass shootings across the country. Police in Dayton, Ohio, said nine people were killed by a shooter who was shot by the reaction of the officers.
The shooting came less than a week after a 19-year-old gunman killed three people and injured 13 others at the popular Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.